How to Choose a Funeral Director

Why finding a funeral director is important and how to find one near you

Last updated: 18 July 2019

Why you should use a funeral director

The greatest benefit of using a funeral director is that they can unburden you of a lot of the stress associated with planning a funeral, allowing you more time to adjust to your loss and tend to your loved one’s estate.

Choosing a funeral director

It is advisable that you hire a funeral director that is a member of the National Association for Funeral Directors (NAFD) or the National Society of Allied and Independent Funeral Directors (SAIF). These organisations ensure that all of their funeral directors that become members adhere to strict codes of practices, complaint procedures and full price transparency policies to ensure you receive a high level of service.

How to find a funeral director

Funeral Guide lets you compare funeral directors near you. You can browse reviews, check ratings and find a funeral director that meets your needs. Just enter your post code or city and view their online profiles.

Once you have selected a funeral director, you should call to schedule a meeting with them to ensure that they can provide the services you need. Most funeral directors even work after office hours, and you can schedule a meeting with them at your home.

It is recommended that you contact your funeral director to start arranging the funeral before you register the death. By doing so, the funeral director will be able to support you through the whole process and ensure that the funeral arrangements are as stress-free as possible.

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