If you have recently lost a loved one and have the task of arranging their funeral it can be a daunting prospect. Turning to a funeral director is often the most sensible option, as the Telegraph has just pointed out.
For a funeral director, their main aim is to make the process as simple as possible for the grieving family by taking care of much of the organisation that goes into arranging a funeral.
This can cover everything from the necessary paperwork to authorise a burial or cremation and preparing the body, to transporting the coffin to the venue of the funeral and helping the family order flowers, an order of service and even book catering for the wake.
A Farnham Common funeral director will guide you through every stage of the process, from the painful early days to the service itself, and even remain in touch with the family after the funeral has finished.
Perhaps their most important role is to ensure that everything runs smoothly to enable the family to grieve and say goodbye without any other worries hanging over them.
“The best funeral directors are those that not only listen to the bereaved family’s wishes before the service, but also take care of everything on the day, when their expertise is invaluable,” the newspaper asserted.
On the day of the funeral this can involve providing staff to greet and seat mourners, ensuring the coffin and flowers are transported from the funeral home and providing transport for the family.
Last month, the Guardian noted that the average person organises just two funerals in their lifetime, which is why it can be so useful to have a funeral director to assist with all the details and paperwork.