It’s usually a family member or friend who makes the funeral arrangements – there’s no rules about who can or can’t do it, but whoever it is they’ll need to make certain decisions and arrangements. They’ll also be responsible for paying for the funeral.
When you contact us about making funeral arrangements, we’ll arrange to meet you to talk through what you want – this at one of our funeral homes, or we can come and meet you at home or at your solicitor’s office.
We’ll encourage you to decide some things as soon as you can, such as whether it will be a burial or cremation, when and where you would like the funeral to take place, and whether it will be a religious or non religious service.
You don’t need to have registered the death or have the Death Certificate in order to get in touch with us, but you’ll need to have registered the death before the funeral can take place.