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Questions to ask your funeral director

Questions to ask your funeral director

Grieving for the loss of a loved one is an incomparable time – you’re coming to terms with the death of a family member or friend, as well as making the hard preparations for their final send-off. It’s crucial that they get the best funeral possible, whatever method you choose to go for. Because we know you want to get it right, we’ve created a list of the questions you should always ask a funeral director to see if they offer the funeral services for what you need.

Who’s responsible for looking after us?

This is a necessary question because the last thing you want when grieving is to be passed between varying sets of hands. You should want to have a familiar face of contact throughout the process – from the first contact through making arrangements, through to the ceremony itself.

Who would be looking after the body of our loved one?

And, as a second question – can we meet them? It’s only natural you want your loved one to be looked after with nothing but the most delicate and kind touches. Meeting the person responsible for the care and preparation of the body leading up to the funeral may set your mind more at ease.

Do you have a list of pricing for your services?

The last thing you want when mourning is to also be hit with hidden financial fees. You should aim to go with a funeral directory that offers a clear list of what each cost is; this way, you have more autonomy over what you can and can’t choose and if there are any extra services you don’t want. This way, if you want a cheap funeral, you can choose to do so.

What makes your company the right one for us?

As cynical as this question might sound at first, it’s actually one of the most important. You want to ensure that their response is humane, genuine – that they truly want to make your loved one’s final rite of passage one filled with love and respect. If all they talk about are prices, it may be a sign that they’re just in it for the money.

Choose Far and Beyond Funerals

If you’re looking for beautiful cremation services for a loved one, look no further than Far and Beyond Funerals. We are funeral directors in Manchester offering respectful and modern services to all those that want special care from initial contact through to the big day.