Planning a funeral or send-off is not something many of us want or look forward to doing, but it’s something most of us will have to do at some point. With the UK’s cost of living crisis spiralling out of control and funerals already feeling overwhelming, it’s no wonder people think arrangements that suit their desired funeral could be out of reach. Costs are an area that can be managed, which clarifies the growing popularity of Simple and Direct Funerals in Hitchin. But planning a funeral in Hitchen can actually be straightforward with a funeral director that cares on your side. Whether your arrangements are simple or direct, traditional or modern, County Funerals can help create a unique and affordable way to say goodbye. We’ve highlighted some essential aspects below to help.
Choosing The “Right” Funeral
There is no “right” way to grieve. Funerals should be about the deceased and remembering them with respect and dignity. The most crucial aspect of any funeral is to provide family and friends with the opportunity to gather and mourn in any way that makes sense for them.
What Do You Need?
There are some non-negotiable aspects of some funerals that must be carried out. It’s essential to know these, however, some may be inherent in particular faiths or cultures. Some people and their families have very set needs for their funerals. Perhaps it’s a church service, a mass, or prayers in another religious venue. Maybe it’s a viewing or a specific type of burial or cremation. Finding a funeral director or religiously affiliated representative will help when the time comes.
What Do You Want?
These are the somewhat negotiable aspects of a funeral that are wants rather than needs, which are usually unique to the individual. Perhaps it’s a party or event or something else eccentric or quirky. Maybe it’s a particular reading or song. Whatever you want, it’s helpful to discuss this with family or leave instructions with your Will or the like ahead of time to ensure your loved ones can enact it. Alternatively, make your own arrangements ahead with a trusted funeral director.
What Can You Do Without?
This is a big area to consider if you want to cut costs associated with a funeral, which is a drive for many. What is at a funeral that you can do without? Perhaps that’s floral arrangements, an ornate casket, or fully paid catering at the wake. Maybe a family home would suit better than a venue for a gathering. Perhaps there is no need for a funeral service at all. Whatever your budget or requirements, County Funerals can help you make a plan that suits you.
Contact County Funerals
Calling your trusted County Funerals arranger will give you a chance to discuss your needs further and wants for a funeral. They can assist with your funeral if you wish to make arrangements ahead of time or assist in making arrangements for a loved one.