Planning a funeral can seem overwhelming when you consider the many options available. There is always a lot to be done in a short space of time, and you are making these decisions at a time when you might be feeling overwhelmed, so having someone like Dil’s there for you will make a huge difference.
Firstly, they will take you through the funeral process a step at a time, explaining things as they go and answering each and every one of your questions. Their philosophy is; ‘Nothing is too much trouble’, so you can tell them exactly what you want and they’ll do everything they can to make it happen.
Secondly, work out when everyone involved with the funeral arrangements can get together, especially if family members are out of town. Dil’s will also set a time and place to meet with you and those involved in making the funeral arrangements. When arranging a funeral quite a few decisions need to be made in a short space of time, so to make things less stressful it’s really helpful to think ahead. Apart from a few legal requirements there are no real rules you have to obey. So it comes down to personal choice.
Generally, there will be lots of people wanting to help at this time, so a bit of delegation could help spread the load because there are many tasks that need doing, such as: choosing clothing for the deceased, selecting music, choosing photographs for service sheets or video tributes, and writing the newspaper notice.
When the various elements of a funeral come together in a meaningful way it provides an experience which is transformative for those impacted by the loss, so for more information on Planning the Funeral service and Ash Urns please go to http://www.dils.co.nz .