Wherever possible, and depending on how much it will cost, allow the funeral director to take over organising the necessary details. It saves time and added anxiety during an already difficult period.
- – Take full advantage of the services offered by funeral directors. They are well equipped to provide you with help and advice at various stages after a death and with the funeral proceedings, such as applying for death certificates, booking a cremation or burials, etc.
- – Most funeral directors offer to complete some arrangements on your behalf, but before you sign anything try to compare different services and ask for quotations (ask a friend or another family member to do this).
- – Ask friends who have prior experience with funeral homes for advice before deciding which company to use. Some funeral homes are better than others when it comes to dealing with bereaved families and understanding their individual needs and budgets.