Some of the first things to consider when planning a funeral are:

  • Whether the person who has passed away left any requests or wishes regarding their funeral
  • Whether it will be a cremation or burial, and where that will take place
  • The style of funeral – traditional or unconventional, formal or informal
  • Details such as the coffin, cars, venue, flowers or donations
  • How to make the funeral individual, to reflect the character, values and beliefs of the person
  • The choice of music and readings (if any)
  • To what extent family and friends want to be involved in the arrangements and in the ceremony itself
  • The arrangements for after the funeral – the wake or gathering, memorial stone, ashes or memorial ceremony.

I can talk all of this through and help you make these important decisions.