Planning a funeral service can seem stressful, especially while you’re going through the grieving process. If you’re feeling frazzled, or simply don’t know where to start, we’ve created the perfect step-by-step guide to help you along the way. If you want to learn more about planning the perfect funeral service, keep on reading.
Where Do I Start?
While it may feel like you have a million things to do and not enough time to do them all, our simple list breaks down each step that you need to tackle, making your job much more manageable.
Star Your Planning
The best place to start is the will. If your loved one already had funeral plans or wishes, this is the best place to start. However, if there are no predetermined plans, the best thing to do is set your budget and go from there.
Lean On Friends And family
If you’re feeling overwhelmed, it’s a good idea to lean on your friends and family during this time. You can delegate tasks to others, to alleviate some of your stress and get things done in a more timely manner.
Choose Your Funeral Director
You can decide whether or not you want to appoint a funeral director, and they can be very useful throughout the process. They can assist you with the collection of your loved one, overseeing the funeral proceedings and support you with organising the funeral service. Your funeral director can give you advice and support throughout your planning process, especially if you’re feeling overwhelmed by it all.
Burial Or Cremation?
You’ll need to decide on either a burial or a cremation. The prices may vary between these two options, so be sure to check your budget before making your choice. Your loved one may have already specified what kind of service they want, in which case you can go ahead and start preparing.
Choose Your Coffin
There are a vast number of caskets and coffins to choose from. Depending on your budget, you may choose a more elaborate and expensive design, or you may opt for something simple and modest. Either way, be sure to check any restrictions on materials that can be cremated or buried, so that you don’t run into issues later on down the line.
Arrange The Service
Once you’ve finished organising and completing your admin tasks, you can set the date and time of the funeral, find your venue and prepare for the funeral service itself. If you want to make things more personal, you could have music, photos, flowers and other memorable decor at your venue.
Callum Robertson Funeral Directors
For any further enquiries about our funeral plans, feel free to contact us today and speak to one of our funeral directors. We will be happy to help you to the best of our ability.