Decisions You Will Need To Make

When arranging a funeral you will need to make decisions about:

  • Costs and the types of services to be provided
  • Whether it will be a burial or cremation
  • Whether you want a basic funeral or more elaborate service
  • The choice of service (private or public and single or double service)
  • Whether the funeral will be a religious or non- religious ceremony
  • The choice of clergy or celebrant
  • Where the funeral will take place (church, cremation chapel, cemetery chapel, graveside, elsewhere)
  • Convenient day, date and time for the service
  • The choice of coffin or casket » Writing and placing an obituary
  • Preparing a eulogy
  • Viewing the deceased
  • Who will act as pallbearers
  • The choice of music or poetry for the service
  • Organising flowers or donations » Service stationery
  • Catering See our section on Funeral Choices for more information.
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