Funeral checklist


Our funeral planning checklist below can be useful to work through and gives you an idea of the details you'll need to think about.

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 Which day is suitable for the service?
 Where shall we hold the service or occasion of tribute?
 What time shall we hold the service?
 Is the service to be followed by interment or cremation?
 If interment when is it to take place?
- Do you have a pre-purchased grave?
- Where are the deeds for the grave?
 If cremation, what do you wish to happen to the cremated remains?
 Who will conduct the service or occasion of tribute?
 Are we to sing hymns? Which ones?
 Will you require readings or music of your choice?
 Do you require live streaming of the service?
 Do you wish to have a photo tribute at the service?
 Do you wish to include an announcement in any local newspapers? Which ones?
 Do you wish to have donations received for charities? Which ones?
 Would you like printed service sheets?
 Do you require a car or cars? If so, how many?
 What floral tributes would you like?
 What would you like to happen to the floral tributes after the service?
 Will you require catering after the service?
 Where will the cortege depart from?
 What time should we meet before the service?
 Would you like attendance cards for the people who attended the service?
 Would you like a "Thank You" in any local newspapers? If so, which ones?
 Book an appointment at the registrars office to register the death

 [NOTE] The medical certificate from the doctor or hospital will be emailed to the registrars in preparation for you to register the death.

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