Funerals and memorial services provide an opportunity for family members, friends and others who knew and loved the deceased. In this article, there is important information on how to plan a funeral.
Steps to Plan a Funeral
This article offers an overview of the steps you should follow to plan a funeral or memorial service. In the beginning, you have to register the death before to bury a body. Contact your local council for funeral arrangements is the cemeteries and crematorium department.
It is necessary to choose the form of disposition:
- Burial (Traditional)
- Burial (Natural or Green)
- Alkaline Hydrolysis
Many families these days prefer to plan a funeral or memorial service focused on remembering the deceased as he or she was in life, a service focused on the deceased’s body/remains, or a combination of both.
You should imagine and plan the funeral or memorial service that you and/or the person who died consider the most meaningful way to say goodbye
Flowers, Donations or Both?
Traditionally, people send funeral flowers or sympathy flowers as a sign of support and to express their condolences. You should decide if attendees may send flowers, if you’d rather they donate to a chosen charitable organization or cause in memory of the deceased, or if either form of expression is appropriate.
Also, it is important to find out the total amount of funeral costs. Average funeral costs in the UK can go to upwards of £3700. Please note that this fee can rise to £4100 if you’re using a funeral director. If you want to cut costs, you can choose cremation that goes for an average price of £1600 to £3350 if you’re using a funeral director. The following is what you get per package:
Funeral with a director: Care and collection of the deceased, Simple coffin and hearse, The company appoints someone to preside over the ceremony
Pay for the burial: Ensure that you settle the funeral costs so that the process can begin.
The costs will vary depending upon the form of final disposition and the type of funeral or memorial service you desire. There are many payment options available today, such as:
- Personal savings
- Financing, often through your funeral provider
- Credit cards
- Totten trust/Payable-on-Death (POD) account at a financial institution