If you decide to use a funeral director, it would be helpful to choose a company you feel comfortable with. It’s also important to think about the cost of the funeral, and make sure you can afford for services provided.
It can be a little simpler to choose any funeral director, but though you may find some more convenient, they may be too expensive or do not provide the services you require. Make sure of the following:
You could wish to find out if the deceased had a pre-paid funeral plan in place with a funeral plan provider as part of their financial plan.
You can also see if the deceased person left a Will because they might have specified how they wanted their burial to be handled in it.
Consider the following if you're looking for a funeral director on your own:
You may want to ask the funeral director the following questions:
To evaluate costs and available options, get in touch with The Funeral market and speak to one of our expert advisors.
A funeral director should have options like, a direct cremation, attended cremations or burials. The package that The Funeral market offers include the following:
All fees paid 24-hour collection
Complete care from start to finish
Your own funeral planner
Funeral Director services
Choice of payment options
It is always advisable to request a written estimate. To assist you in deciding which services to select, you can also request a cost breakdown. At The Funeral Market, we display our prices on our website.
Here are some ideas to consider:
The Funeral Market will collect the deceased. We will take care of the deceased prior to cremation. Dress the deceased in a coffin gown, supply a suitable coffin, select the crematorium, arrange for the collection and delivery of ashes back to the family of the deceased or spread the ashes in the garden of remembrance on behalf of the family. Typically, the funeral director will show up an hour after being phoned. If you need a little extra time to sit with the body, wait for family or friends to arrive, or just to gather yourself, you might ask the funeral director to arrive a little later.
Observing the person's body being transferred or the preliminary work may distress some people. Given that some people might wish to leave the room, you might want to inquire with the funeral director about what will be required.
Funeral directors typically remove the body soon after being contacted. However, they usually are not required to. If you're using a funeral director, and you would like to spend some time with your loved one after they have passed, talk to the about keeping the body at home for a few hours. Express your intentions to them as they can give you the appropriate advice.
A coffin, a funeral, the gathering and care of the deceased, and expert advice are frequently included in the average charge for a funeral director in the UK. Asking for a less complicated or expensive alternative shouldn't make you feel bad, and you shouldn't feel compelled to choose anything more expensive than you can afford.
A less expensive funeral does not honour the deceased or demonstrate how much you valued them. Many people plan funerals that they later find it difficult to afford.
If you don't want to, you are under no need to engage with a funeral director. However, using a funeral director will ease the stress in those difficult times.
If you would like a standard or a simple funeral, The Funeral Market are here to assist you. From direct cremations to burial service, you name it, we can help.
A simple cremation may also be an alternative so why not speak to us to find out more.
“I have spent some considerable time going through the literature from Funeral Plan and found it to be very thorough in all aspects of what is a somewhat depressing subject (well, it would be its my funeral!) I know the funeral director and have the utmost faith in his ability to conduct the funeral in the best traditions of this sad time.”
“From the first phone call we were dealt with compassion and care. I cannot recommend them enough, the staff were so lovely and you get a designated contact who looks after you and is your point of contact. We used them for my mum , the crematorium was in beautiful grounds and the staff there were very good too”
“I was a little worried because I had never heard of them before but it was a caring and easy always there for me when I wanted them can very highly recommend thank you”
“From the initial phione call through to the aftercare, the staff at Funeral Plan Market were kind, friendly and we were trated with respect. Everything was handled by them and we were informed of developments at every stage.”
“The service and organisation of all the funeral arrangements were extremely good and conducted in a caring and sympathetic style. The Celebrant was particularly wonderful.”
“Having lost my daughter suddenly and unexpectedly I didn’t know what to do. we had discussed unattended cremation so I just looked online. I received an excellent and professional service nothing was too much trouble and I was kept informed”