Often, one of the first comments a family will make to us is that Mum or Dad “never spoke about their funeral” and so “we don’t know what to do!” Planning in advance seems like such a simple thing and yet it’s something many people never get around to doing.
Planning your funeral in advance can be as simple as having a conversation with those nearest to you and giving them some idea of what you’d like to happen when your time comes, or you might want sit down with us and document in some detail your plans and preferences. In any case, doing some sort of preparation in advance of your death makes sense and really makes a difference to those you leave behind by giving them confidence that they’re following your wishes.
When planning your funeral in advance one thing we would suggest you consider is also leaving permission for your family to make changes if need be. This allows them to still honour your wishes but at the same time have some flexibility to either add some touches that are important to them or make allowances for the unexpected.