Things to Consider
Planning a funeral takes a great deal of care and forethought. Whether you’re planning a simple burial or an elaborate themed funeral service, a lot of arrangements need to be made and it can be difficult to focus whilst grieving. Here are some things you need to consider when planning a funeral.
Type of service
You can choose from a burial or cremation, a religious or non-religious service.
Choose when and where the funeral will be held.
Discuss your plans with a trusted funeral undertaker. If planning a funeral for a loved one, check to see if a pre-paid funeral arrangement was in place, as this will take care of some of the costs.
Arrange the type of coffin or casket that the person will be buried in. From elegant, affordable caskets to hardwood and mahogany coffins and bespokely-designed caskets, there’s a range of options available. Woodland burials often make use of biodegradable weaved caskets.
Order of Service
Plan an order of service. This can include hymns, songs, readings and other features.
Select the music to be played during the service.
Flowers and Donations
You can ask guests to bring flowers, or you can arrange for donations to be made to a charity in lieu of flowers.
Arrange the vehicles to take the deceased’s family to the funeral. You may want to opt for a themed type of transport that represents the deceased’s hobbies or personality.
Arrange a place for the wake. A wake allows the family and friends of the deceased to get together and reminisce about their memories of them in a more relaxed setting. Wakes often take place at pubs, restaurants or at someone’s house.
Whatever you need help with, Warwick & Peters are here to help you arrange it so that you can focus on grieving. Whether you need us to arrange the whole service or you need help with a few of the finer details, trust us to take care of them. For more information, contact us today.