One of the best things you can do when considering funeral planning is to think about all the possibilities and write down your wishes. A good place to start is by completing a Wishes Booklet. Click here to download the booklet!
The Natural Death Centre UK have provided a list of questions to ask your funeral Director. Click here for the list!
The following is taken from the Natural Death Advocacy Network (NDAN) - https://ndan.com.au/resources/funeral-planning
NDAN is committed to providing you with information which will help in the making of informed choices regarding your funeral options. From coffins, transport, celebrancy and interment NDAN endeavours to outline the options for traditional and contemporary funeral choices.
This factsheet is designed to give you an idea of what options may be available to you and, given that knowledge, inform the discussions you have with your family, friends, and end of life and death care providers.
Importantly, this is a process you have the right to take part in or govern as much or as little as you choose. See the page on Family Led Funerals .
Here is the checklist of possible components and considerations for a funeral ceremony. This list is compiled based on the choices given when engaging with contemporary funeral businesses.
For a Family-Led Funeral, there are some mandatory decisions or components in the process. They are as follows:
There are many other options that families may like to consider, they can include:
Note: the cost of memorialisation is generally not included in funeral costs and additional funds will be needed. Some cemeteries require the purchase of headstones within specific time frames so these enquiries are best made in the initial stages of planning.