Planning a funeral is something most of us will only have to do a few times in our lifetimes. And, when it comes to these emotional and heartfelt send-offs for the ones we love, it can feel daunting ensuring that everything is perfect. At Wallace Stuart Ltd, we have many years of experience supporting families in planning and executing compassionate celebrations of life for their loved ones. In this blog, we’ll cover our 7 tips for organising the perfect funeral.

  1. Set a Budget

Talking about money when planning a funeral can feel uncomfortable. But it’s important that you know exactly how much you have to spend to make sure you can plan the perfect day. Remember, you’ll need to take into account items like the coffin, burial site or Crematorium fees and funeral director costs as well as third party costs like Dr’s fees and minister or celebrant fees.

  1. Ask for Help

Funerals are emotional events to plan. This is why we truly believe that every family should have the help and support of the right people when organising one. Find a funeral director that you can trust and enlist the support of family and friends to help make the day exactly how you envisioned.

  1. Make it Personalised

For their loved ones, the deceased helped to create beloved memories that should be cherished forever. A funeral should be a time where you can say your farewells but also celebrate the life that they lived. Personalising the event will make it another heartfelt event to hold in your heart.

  1. Decide Religion or Celebrant

This may be an easy one if your loved one was an avid churchgoer. But it’s not uncommon for those who haven’t spent their lives worshipping God to feel a draw towards religion once they’ve passed. Choose whether or not your loved one would want a religious ceremony and look for ways you can make this happen for them. We work with some lovely ministers and celebrants that will help put together the perfect ceremony.

  1. Research Online

The internet has a wealth of information about how you can make this funeral one that truly celebrates the life of a loved one. Research ‘personalised funeral’ or ‘ideas for the perfect funeral’ to see what you can do to make the day special.

  1. Be Proud of the Day

With funerals being such a poignant moment in someone’s life, it can feel daunting to have to get everything right. But you should always remember, the perfect day is simply one that feels in keeping and just to the one you’re saying goodbye to. So always be proud of everything you’ve done and spend the day celebrating that person fully.

At Wallace Stuart Ltd, we offer a personalised, supporting and comforting funeral director service to all of our families. Standing alongside you as you plan and hold these end of life ceremonies, we’re there to be a supportive hand from start to finish. If you would like to speak to us, please do get in contact here today.