Your Guardian funeral director’s role is to support you and be there for you during the entire process. Our experience tells us that it’s important for families to take their time, think through decisions carefully, allow themselves enough time to plan how to personalise the ceremony and allow some of the initial shock and emotions to settle.
We have many decades of experience helping families and individuals arrange a funeral for their loved ones in a way that reflects their unique life and offers comfort and support to those grieving.
Allowing for 1-2 hours to meet and talk with your funeral director to begin planning ensures you are able to cover all the details that will make the funeral a special goodbye.
You do not need to make every decision in that first meeting, though there are some details that need to be agreed:
Your funeral director liaises with all service suppliers for you – you do not need to make contact yourself. This includes contacting the crematorium or cemetery and booking their facilities.
Your funeral director pays all the suppliers on your behalf – so you will only receive one account. They will provide you with a copy of the funeral arrangements so you both know what was agreed.
Planning a farewell that really speaks about the person now gone can make a daunting time easier. Celebrating what a loved one means to you and to others can help you remember what they have added to the world, not what has been taken away.