How to Arrange a Funeral

Choices you will need to consider when arranging a funeral are:

  • Is burial or cremation preferred – if burial, does the family already own a grave?
  • Venue – church followed by crematorium/cemetery, or single service only?
  • Type of service – religious / celebrant.
  • Transportation needs – for family and/or friends.
  • Will there be a viewing and is embalming required – for presentation and sanitisation.
  • Has the deceased left written information – has a pre-paid arrangement been put in place?
  • Are there any specific requests left by the deceased – consider music, flowers etc.
  • After funeral gathering – home or other venue, catering.