How to Plan a Funeral

Let’s face it, planning a funeral is emotionally and financially draining, and it is something we probably never have done before. However, when a loved one departs from this world, the funeral can be one of the most satisfying ways to gain closure and say your goodbyes finally. If you are responsible for making the arrangements, but are not sure where to start, these tips will help or call 01633 483127.

Planning A Funeral In Advance

In reality this is not always possible, but do not feel guilty about preparing for the inevitable. Finding suitable suppliers for the event – such as a funeral director, a good florist, minister, and doctor – will save you a great deal of time and stress. When you are in mourning it is all too easy to make rash and emotional decisions that you’ll regret in the long run.

Prepaid Funerals

Funeral costs are taken out of the deceased’s estate before any inheritance funds are paid out to the next of kin; however, not everyone has lots of savings. Sometimes paying in advance will save you from a huge financial shortfall. There are plenty of options out there, such as payable-on-death bank accounts, funeral insurance and pay-in-advance plans with funeral directors such as prepaid funerals.

Taking Family Wishes into Account

While you are under no legal obligation to acknowledge the wishes of the deceased – even if it is stated in their will – you have a moral duty to provide and follow them through. If they have made requests, half of your ask is already complete. Otherwise, have a think about what they enjoyed in life, such as their favourite flowers, music and venues.

Talk To Funeral Directors

Finding the right funeral director is vitally important. Request a consolidated written breakdown of the costs, ensuring that the services, legal costs, merchandise and professional fees are all considered. If you have special requirements make sure your chosen company will cater to your needs before putting pen to paper. Lastly, only use funeral directors that are registered with the National Association of Funeral Directors.

Choose Flowers For A Funeral

Most guests will bring flowers, unless asked otherwise; however, in most modern funerals relatives of the deceased will request charity donations instead of flowers. If taking this approach, choose a charity that was close to the deceased’s heart.

Arranging the funeral of a loved one is the most personal and noble ways to honour their memory. It is something that you will look back on for years to come with proud memories. While it’s certainly a difficult affair to undertake, you will come away feeling stronger than ever.

Funeral Directors Cwmbran

V A Peterson Funeral Service Ltd are experienced Funeral Directors in Cwmbran offering professional and caring funeral services that are tailored to reflect your personal wishes. We are local funeral directors with our company history dating back to the 1920s. As a result, we have gained a local reputation for being trusted and professional undertakers that provide a wide range of affordable funeral services and prepaid funeral plans. Our services include arranging funerals, environmental funerals, burials, cremation services and repatriation.

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