Choosing The Right Funeral Director
In the past, you'd call the local Funeral Parlour that was geographically closest to you.
Now, you are best served by doing some research on the internet.
Websites like Gathered Here and EziFunerals are available to request quotes from a wider choice of independent Funeral Director who are usually more flexible than the big brands.
The relationship between you and your
Funeral Director is relatively brief, surprisingly intense and immensely important.
If you don't feel comfortable with their approach or the information they provide you in your first interaction they are probably not the right choice for you.
Funeral Director will deliver clear, calm advice on both the costs and the options available to you.
They will seek to find out what you want rather than trying to sell you one of their set packages.
They should be completely transparent in costing and should recognise that you are in grief and shock and offer you support and unbiased information rather than a hard-sell.
If you're not happy, keep looking. There is no rush – hospital mortuaries will hold your loved one for several days while you choose the
Funeral Director that is right for you.
If your loved one has died at an aged care home, you may need to act more quickly and the first choice you make may not be the right one.
It's OK to change your mind about who you want to manage the arrangements (even if a Funeral Director has taken the body into their care) if you don't like them when you meet them, you can change - it's no problem, it's not unusual and no one will be cross with you.
Funerals should not be scary, or intimidating. A good funeral should be a genuine reflection of the unique life, the family landscape, the departed and perhaps most importantly, those who remain.
Funerals can be magnificent or dismal. They can be outrageously expensive or decently affordable appropriate and respectful.
Over-spending on a funeral can plunge an already grieving family into real financial crisis and it is really really not necessary.
Affordable. Sincere. Heart-felt. Beautiful. Can all go hand-in-hand, it's just a matter of choosing the right people to work with.
Every person is unique. Every family is different.
With us, every Funeral is Individual.
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