Arranging a Funeral
Prior to the funeral arrangement there are some important points to consider. These points should have been identified during the initial contact with us, although in some cases you may have received a separate phone call from your specific funeral arranger to address these points:
- Where and when you would like the funeral service?
- Would you like a viewing to say a final, physical goodbye? If so, what clothes would you like your loved one to wear?
- Is there a particular celebrant or clergy member who you would like to conduct your service?
- Would you like an attended or non attended funeral service? Would you prefer cremation or burial? There is no right or wrong answer – this is purely a personal choice and certainly something that should be considered prior to a funeral arrangement meeting.
- Consider and reflect on some of the key features that defined your loved one that may be integrated into the funeral service.
The funeral service is the key element of the funeral process and while the funeral arrangement is designed, ultimately, to plan the details of your loved one’s funeral, it is important not that these are your funeral wishes. We are simply here to facilitate your wishes and guide you through the journey.
We believe that a memorable funeral helps families come to terms with their loss and move on through the immediate grieving process. It is our aim to deliver your wishes, and this is one of the differences that we feel stands us out compared to our competitors.
We recommend you consider gathering special photos, memorabilia, religious passages or even favourite songs or musical selections. All of these details are helpful in expressing the life of your loved one through personalisation. The funeral arranger can suggest meaningful ways to create a service which follow your express desires.