When a loved one departs, you are left to make some quick decisions about the funeral arrangements. Planning an event when you are grieving is not an easy task but one that must be done. Although there is the option to plan and execute a funeral by yourself with support from friends and family, enlisting the services of a funeral parlour or a funeral home as it is known in Australia makes a lot more sense in this day and age. It leaves you free to attend to all the other things that are going on in your life at this time, including attending to family members who might be travelling a long distance to attend the funeral.
If you think you are too overwhelmed to plan a funeral by yourself, talk to funeral parlours Brisbane to understand how a funeral parlour can come to your assistance in your hour of need.
Funeral parlours typically offer a full range of services. Their funeral directors are trained to support the grieving family with advice on how best to proceed with the funeral according to budget and time.
A meeting with the family is the first step where they assess what needs to be done. They will then (if hired to do so) transport the body to the mortuary usually within the premises of the parlour for embalming or freezing.
The next step is to help the family place death announcements and notices if needed and proceed to register the death with the local authority to obtain a death certificate. As you can understand, there is quite a bit of running around to do to get everything in place before the funeral ceremony, activities those grieving the death of their loved one are ill-equipped to handle.
The funeral parlour will also coordinate with the relevant authorities to make arrangements for either an in-ground burial at the cemetery or cremation at the crematorium.
Depending on the funeral service planned and the events planned after the funeral like a get-together at a venue or the home of the deceased,the parlour will liaise with third parties such as caterers, the local chapel or pastor or other religious guides, florists and other service providers to ensure the entire funeral service turns out as per plan.
They will also look into aspects such as transportation of family members behind the hearse to the funeral site and choose an appropriate hearse to transport the coffin. Little details that you can forget to factor in if doing it on your own.
There are many funeral parlours to choose from, and it may be difficult to do a thorough search for the best in town with limited time to plan and so much to do. Talk to friends and family and talk to just a couple of parlours to decide on one, or go with one that is recommended. Get the family involved in the discussions so that the final event is to your liking.