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Undertaker Services and Considerations When Arranging a Funeral

If someone has died, and you need to talk about making funeral arrangements, don’t be alarmed. Yes, you will have to make many decisions during an extremely stressful and upsetting time, it can be overwhelming, devastating and incredibly important to get things right, which for anyone, is rather daunting. However, help is at hand, Bennetts Funerals and Undertaker services of Brentwood, Essex, have taken care of funeral requirements for many of its Essex based families for over 100 years, and we are able to offer helpful advise on planning and arranging a funeral and the initial steps to take when someone dies.

As well as talking to your funeral director, you may find it very helpful to talk to friends and family, they may have had to arrange a funeral at some point in the past and will be able to share their experiences with you.  Considerations with funeral planning should be given to cremation or burial, religious or non-religious service, perhaps a woodland burial.  Then there are coffin types to think about, floral tributes or donations to a charity, funeral transport, funeral stationery (order of service) and music at the service.  This may sound like a long list, but organising may provide a sense of purpose in a time of uncertainty and adjustment. Bennetts Funeral Directors and Undertaker Services can help you with many of these services and can assist in helping you create a unique and fitting tribute.

Don’t feel that you are being rushed by anyone into making decisions.  You may feel like the clock is ticking but take your time to think, talk to others and consider your options. Find out if the deceased left any written wishes, or talked to anyone about funeral arrangements, if not, friends and family can usually offer ideas and memories which can be blended into a rich life story, creating a unique funeral.

The legal requirements you are bound by, before a arranging a funeral, will include the issuing of a medical certificate from the GP of the deceased or from the hospital. Once you are in receipt of this you are then able to register the death.  When these are both done, you can go ahead and begin to make funeral arrangements, if however you feel unsure about these steps, Bennetts Funeral Directors of Essex can offer clear advise and help guide you through the process.

So if you find yourself tasked with planning and arranging the funeral of a loved one and you feel that you need support, even if its just a little, please call Bennetts Funeral Directors and Undertakers Services. Operating throughout Brentwood and Essex, with sensitivity and professionalism, we are always here to help.