When someone you love passes away, it is hard to think straight, never mind consider which funeral director to use - but if you choose the right one, they will help ease the stress and burden.
Not all funeral directors are the same, so we have gathered some useful tips on choosing the right Funeral Director to meet your needs and wishes:
Take your Time – you may already know a funeral director that comes recommended by friends, there may be a company your family have used for years, or you may need to start researching from scratch. Take your time in your decision making and remember that you don’t have to settle on the first one you find.
Choose an Accredited Organisation - Ideally, you want to choose a member of the National Association of Funeral Directors (NAFD) or the National Society of Allied and Independent Funeral Directors (SAIF).
Ask Questions – try and ask as many questions as you need, after all, you want a company who will carry out family wishes as best that they can. Find out about the funeral services that they offer, do they offer any personal touches, what hours are they open in case you have any questions.
Funeral Plans – you may need to ask if they offer plans and payment options to help finance the funeral.
Consider the pricing – if you get a quote, check what it includes and excludes. Ask to see a cost breakdown.
Consider the Location – having a funeral directors close to your home may be beneficial as you may need to go back and to several times to sort out paperwork and arrangements.
Choose someone who makes you feel comfortable - A good funeral director will be someone you’re happy to have attending the funeral. They will respect your wishes and won’t upsell or push you to make certain choices.
After doing your own research and contacting a few different funeral directors in Lichfield either over the phone, via email or face-to-face – you should have compiled a shortlist.
J Howell & Daughters are family run, Independent Funeral Directors in Lichfield who provide a personal service to families and their late loved ones. Personal touches are important to them, why not add find out more?
Contact a member of their team on 01543 401049.
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