When a loved one passes away, it can feel challenging to continue everyday tasks. You may struggle with where to start when it comes to their funeral as grief can have a clouding effect over the mind. At some stage, you need to choose a funeral provider who will organise a fitting send-off for your loved one. To help you decide, we’ve put together a short guide to help you choose the right one for you.
Take your time.
You may feel compelled to get the funeral organised as quickly as possible. However, it is acceptable to take all the time you need to decide who you want as your funeral provider. Put time aside to do some research into the funeral services in your local area and their offering. Take the time to think about what the funeral service should involve, and what your loved one would have wanted.
Compare prices and gather quotes.
Prices in the funeral industry have been skyrocketing in recent years. The average cost of a funeral in the UK now stands at £4,417. If funeral costs continue to rise in this way, the cost of dying could increase to over £10,000 in a short number of years. Thankfully, several funeral directors are committed to addressing funeral poverty in the UK. You may want to look for funeral services that are part of the Fair Funerals Pledge if you are concerned about affordability. Take the time to gather quotes from several funeral directors in your local area. If possible, ask for a price breakdown to see what each aspect of the funeral costs. That way, you can potentially remove any options that you deem unnecessary.
Read reviews online.
Make sure to read reviews of the funeral providers that you like the look of, reviews will help you separate the good from the bad. Many will have a range of testimonials on their website, but you can also look at Google Reviews and Trustpilot, which are trustworthy and cannot be deleted by low-rated companies.
Put your loved one’s wishes into action, if possible.
Did your deceased loved one tell you what they wanted their funeral to involve? If so, find a funeral director that can fulfil your loved one’s wishes. If the deceased did not divulge what they wanted their funeral to involve, take some time to consider what you think they would have liked. It can be hard to imagine what they would have wanted. Whatever you choose, we’re sure that you’ll give them a meaningful send-off.
If you’re in the London area, consider Funerals on a Budget.
We were one of the first funeral service providers to offer low-cost funerals in London and the surrounding areas. With prices starting at £975, we’re specialists in arranging a simple and easy funeral that honours the memory of your loved one. We show them the utmost care without climbing costs. Our friendly team are here to assist you and your family every step of the way. Our funeral packages take care of all the arrangements on your behalf, including necessary documentation, permits, transportation, and collecting the ashes for you. To find out more about our services, click here.