3 Helpful Tips for Arranging a Funeral

Arranging a funeral is not something you ever want to do, unfortunately, though, it is a natural part of life. Planning a funeral is not a pleasant thing to do, whether your loved one has just passed or their death is impending or if it is your own funeral you are planning. Due to the high emotions of this time, it is easy for your spending to run out of control, especially when you don’t know what costs are normal and what isn’t.

Knowing all of these above factors, we have put together these 5 tips to help you when arranging a funeral. We hope that these tips will help teach you more about the funeral planning process and what is most important during this time besides being with family and friends to celebrate your loved one’s life.


1. Choosing The Right Funeral Director

Choosing the right funeral director for your needs is the most important choice you may make during the funeral planning process. It’s always good if you can get a recommendation off of someone you trust, however, in this field, it is sometimes impossible for that if you don’t know anyone who has lost someone before.
Like all funeral directors in Ireland, the funeral directors here at Ashbrook Funeral Services are members of The Irish Association of Funeral Directors. This means we have a code of practice that we must follow that includes providing full details of costs and payments, providing the utmost professional, quality funeral services, and of course, sensitivity, confidentiality, and commitment to clients.


2. Spend Money on Things That Matter

There are no two ways about it: funerals can cost a lot of money. The overall cost will all depend on what funeral services you opt for such as the type of coffin/casket, funeral transportation, cremation/burial, flowers, the cost of the church, and so on.
As with everything else in life that is a large expense, you want to make sure you create a budget and stick to that. During this time, it can be easy to let your costs and spending get away from you which is why we suggest spending money only on things that truly matter like a funeral notice to let people in the community know. We know you want to honour your loved one in the best way possible, but that doesn’t mean you have to spend a fortune if you don’t have the means to do so.
If you are planning a funeral and are unsure of what costs you could cut to save some money, ask your chosen funeral director. They will be able to tell you with all honesty which costs are important and which are not.


3. Follow Your Loved One’s Wishes

As much as the wake and funeral are for the living, they are for the deceased as well. The funeral service is the final goodbye to your loved one, as well as a celebration of the life they lived. This is why it is best to follow any wishes that they had for this ceremony.
When you plan a funeral and follow any last wishes your loved one had, it is the ultimate way to honour them and their life.


Arrange the Best Funeral for Your Loved One

Now that you know the top 3 tips for arranging the perfect funeral for your loved one, it’s time to follow step one and contact a funeral director. Our funeral directors here at Ashbrook Funeral Services in Cavan are waiting to help you plan the best funeral you can.
Contact us today to get started.


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