Many of us don’t have much experience in organising funerals, but if someone close to you has passed and you have the responsibility of getting funeral and cremation/burial arrangements in order, then you may be looking for a funeral director you can trust.
But what does a funeral director actually do? In this simple guide, Affordable Cremations has explained the role of a funeral director. Once you have a better idea about how they assist with making your goodbye personal and memorable, it should be easier for you to choose someone you’re comfortable with.
Primarily, the funeral director is there to provide a service for you, your family and friends, to honour the person that has recently died. They’re there to listen to your wishes, and help to combine them with practical actions and legal requirements, to build a funeral service that is suitable.
A funeral director should be compassionate during this sensitive time. Choose one that provides a warm, personal service, with the experience to guide you through the process and ensure you’re happy and comfortable with what they can provide.
Funeral directors are there to lessen the burden on you and your family, playing a major part in the funeral preparations, while ensuring that the wishes of you and your loved one are honored.
As you navigate this strange time, your funeral director can become a stable point-of-contact to help you make arrangements before and after the service, and to guide you through the process on the day.
There are endless other details a funeral director can assist with, such as liaising with the clergy or funeral celebrant, organising floral arrangements and booking times with the church or crematorium. Simply ask them for guidance and support where you need, to make the organisation as seamless and stress-free as possible.
We offer an affordable Direct Cremation service in New South Wales. We’re a family-run business that takes a personal, supportive approach to gently guide you and your family through the process. To learn more about our service, contact us online or call 1300 95 95 35.