Planning a funeral after the death of a loved one is a difficult time for everyone. A death can bring with it a broad range of emotions. Our feelings toward the person who has died can become stronger and our need to provide them with a meaningful tribute can lead to emotional and financial stress about ‘getting it right.’ That’s where eziFunerals can help.
Throughout the funeral process it may help to keep these five points in mind.
There is generally no reason to hurry
Don’t feel rushed to plan the funeral and do accept support offered by family and friends. If you’re able, take the time you need to create a meaningful tribute to the person who has died, and for the family, friends and colleagues to remember and celebrate a life lived.
Make informed choices
There are so many emotional and financial decisions to be made at the time of loss and it can be additionally stressful and upsetting. What kind of funeral should it be? What funeral provider should you use? Should you bury or cremate the body? What other arrangements should you plan? And, practically, how much is it all going to cost?.
Our comprehensive funeral planning service helps you and your family plan a meaningful funeral (At Need & Advanced) from the comfort of your home. Without a funeral director present.
Make it meaningful
You can create a unique and personal ceremony without overspending. Consider any funerals you have attended in the past, and what made them memorable. Words, music and actions can be far more powerful than expensive limousines or coffins.
Look at all the sources of money available
Funeral costs can lead to debt, but you may be able to access a funeral loan, government assistance and support from friends and family. If your budget is tight, it’s possible to opt for an unattended cremation or contact one of our independent funeral homes that offer cheaper funerals than those available from the big ‘corporate’ funeral brands.
Shop around and save
Most people assume they have to use the closest funeral home or the one they’ve used in the past (even if they weren’t happy), but this does not mean that you are getting value for money. When you’re ready, we can help you find the right funeral director at the right price. So it pays to get more than one quote and do your homework! Shopping around can save you thousands of dollars.
Learn more about organising a funeral in Australia
eziFunerals supports individuals and families cope with end of life decisions, death and funerals. We are an independent, Australian-owned and operated company, and are not a subsidiary of any other corporation. We do not conduct funerals and we are not part of any other funeral company.