It’s easy to get overwhelmed with funeral plans. Especially whilst you’re dealing with the loss of a loved one. Fortunately, by using one of our expert funeral directors at Morgan Vowles, everything will be approached with an empathetic and considerate attitude.
There are a few things we will need from you to guide the process. Most of it will be information to ensure the funeral will suit your loved one’s wishes.
You might have some questions about the sequence of events. So, to save you time we’ve compiled a selection of frequently asked questions about funeral plans. The answers to these should give you peace of mind knowing that your loved one’s funeral is in good hands.
Where Can I Register The Death Of A Loved One?
Before a death can be registered, you will need a medical certificate from the attending doctor to confirm the cause of death. Occasionally, a coroner will need to be consulted with, depending on the reason for passing. Once you have a medical certificate, you will need to contact the register office to report the death. This can be done online or in person. Bear in mind that you need to be a relative and may have to provide some documentation belonging to the deceased. A birth certificate, bill or license will usually suffice.
All of this will need to be organised before the funeral plans can take place.
How Much Will Funeral Plans Cost?
The cost of a funeral will vary depending on the funeral plans you opt for. There are some cost-effective options with little to no input or customisation . Alternatively, there are some expensive options that provide a broad range of additions to create the perfect custom funeral.
If you choose to pay into a funeral plan in advance, the price of your funeral will be frozen in place. Your loved ones won’t need to cover any unexpected costs if your funeral is pre-paid. If you don’t have a plan in place, the costs can be covered by the estate. We always recommend that you plan the service around the budget that you have. There’s no need to add to your stress with financial strain at a difficult time.
What Does A Funeral Director Do?
The role of a funeral director is not only to organise your funeral plans, but also to support the bereaved. Transportation, ceremonies, burials and everything in between is just the logistical elements of directing a funeral. We offer SAIF certified bereavement counselling and help with anything you might need during this difficult time.
Can We Visit The Deceased Before The Ceremony?
Yes. It is at the discretion of friends and family if they want to view the deceased at any time between the death and the funeral. If you choose to have a viewing, it’s simply a case of organizing a time. Your funeral director will take care of the rest.
Contact Morgan Vowels Funeral Directors To Arrange Your Funeral Plans
We offer a range of different funeral plans to suit your needs. We provide an empathetic approach with a supportive and considerate attitude from start to finish. Contact us today to discuss more.