This can be a very daunting experience and at Eternal Funeral Services we belief mourning is more important than planning. That is why we are here, to guide you through the entire process of planning and executing the after death care as well as last farewell of a loved one.
- Don’t let planning distract you from mourning
- Don’t walk it alone – appoint your own co-ordinating team to assist with certain tasks
- Allow for enough time to properly plan & execute the last farewell, a week is recommended
- Start a WhatsApp group to ease communication
- Request people to RSVP in order to determine the number of guests for costing purposes
- If you are the holder of a funeral policy you are not at all obliged to use the provider of the policy as your funeral director, anyone can assist you with the claim
- Similarly, you are not obliged to use the funeral services who removed the deceased from the place of death as your funeral director. You can still use any other funeral director to attend to the funeral arrangement. Important – make sure it is a reputable company you can trust
- Lastly, do not run around from one service provider to another, it’s exhausting, time consuming and increases the risk of something going wrong. Rather use an ethical and reputable service provider who can offer a holistic affordable all-in-one service.
And remember, even in the funeral services industry you get what you pay for. It is your last farewell to a loved one, make it memorable and celebrate the life of the deceased.
Now, let us start.
The first decision you have to make is whether it will be a funeral or cremation.