When it comes to planning a loved one’s funeral, do you want to deal with a different person from the first phone call, at the meeting to arrange a funeral, on the day of the funeral through to the last invoice?
Or would you prefer one main contact person to plan your loved one’s funeral with who can ask the right questions to point you in the right direction?
You can expect to be asked a lot of questions when you meet to arrange a funeral. Sometimes they are obvious questions, sometimes they may feel invasive. And sometimes you just won’t know the answers, in which case some research will be needed.
Your personal funeral planner can support and assist you by: taking care of all the legalities and paperwork associated; helping you to decide on details such as burial or cremation, the venue options ie. church, cemetery chapel or an alternative venue (including your home). Your personal funeral planner will offer independent information on the type of coffin or casket you wish to choose and support you in developing death or funeral notices (where appropriate). And the list goes on: who will be there, who will prepare the ceremony, what type of ceremony, whether and what type of flowers you want, the music and other ways to pay tribute to your loved one.
All these questions and more can be worked through with your independent funeral planner. And when your planner can also lead your non-religious funerals, memorials, thanksgiving or burial services then that is also one less person for you to meet and talk to about your loved one’s passing.
Whether you know exactly how you want your loved one’s funeral to be or have no idea where to start call Jacqui Chaplin on +61 (0)412 741 531.
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For more information on doing dying and death differently or to start thinking about how to handle a death of a loved one before you are overtaken by grief, organise a conversation with Jacqui today.
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Jacqui Chaplin is a Lifetime & End-of-Life Commemoration Specialist (a funeral celebrant among other things) based in Melbourne, Australia. She loves capturing stories about the nature of life and being human, as well as, celebrating and commemorating well lived lives and lives that have ended. Jacqui has a passion for bringing the conversations that many of us find difficult to think about, let alone speak about, out in the open so we can see how our stories, values and beliefs influence our attitudes.
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