Funeral arrangements - meeting with us
Once the death has been registered we will need to meet and conclude the arrangements, if we have not already done so. It is advisable, but by no means necessary, to make an appointment either for us to come to your home or, more usually, for you to come to our office.
You should have the 'green form' with you: it is the authority for cremation or burial issued by the Registrar and we will need it to make the funeral arrangements for you.
During this meeting we will discuss with you, in broad terms, the funeral that you want for the deceased; from where it will start, your choice of hearse and limousines (if any), where the service will be held and who will officiate etc. You will then be asked for some dates and times that suit you so that we can co-ordinate the diaries of those involved, particularly the church, cemetery/crematorium and officiant/celebrant, with ours. It is worth bearing in mind that generally the shorter the timescale for the funeral the more difficult it may be to obtain your first choice of date and time.
We then complete the legal paperwork, leaving you to consider such matters as the choice of coffin, floral tributes, obituary notices and orders of service. Once done a detailed confirmation of the funeral arrangements and estimated costs is completed, signed by and copied to both parties. Changes can of course still be made; we are small enough to be flexible and, as a family owned company, committed to your needs.