Phone a friend

It’s always worth asking around to see if anyone can recommend a good funeral director. But remember: the average number of funerals anyone buys in a lifetime is 2. No way are they experts. What’s more, most people have very low expectations when they buy a funeral so they’re easily satisfied.

The funeral director they recommend may be perfectly okay, but you can probably find a much better one by doing some research yourself.

 

Ask a friend to help

Chances are you’ve never organised a funeral before. Worse, it’s difficult to make hard-headed judgements if you are feeling very sad. So consider asking a friend to help out. People always want to be useful at a time like this – here’s their chance.

Choose someone who is level-headed, organised, not afraid to read the information on this website, ask questions of you and funeral directors, and in whom you can confide about any financial constraints.