Remembering a loved one is a very personal experience. But more often than not, you will need professional help in order to give your loved one the memorial they so deserve.
It’s wise to ask for and accept help when you’re grieving. The help may come from family and friends who care about you, from neighbours and colleagues who want to show their concern, and from the communities and individuals who want to honour and pay their respects to the deceased.
Help can also come from people outside your personal circles – such as funeral planning specialists. When you opt to get assistance from a funeral director it will empower you to make decisions that allow you take care of the practicalities of arranging the funeral, while giving you the opportunity to fully celebrate the life of your loved one.
Remember, the funeral directors job is to provide solutions so you can realise your plans and wishes – not to pressure you into making arrangements beyond your means or against your preferences.
Here at Southern Cross Funeral Directors (Sydney), the professional skills of our staff are complemented by their compassion, integrity and personalised service. We know that you want to execute a well-organised, dignified and personal funeral, so we make it a point to provide our expert assistance without asking you to compromise your values and traditions.
To help you choose the best Funeral Director to guide you through this difficult time, we have listed some of the key areas to help you in your selection –
You should receive expert care and counsel
To fully cater to your requirements and understand your needs, the funeral director should offer a wide range of services – from helping to find a venue, arranging flowers and newspaper announcements, vehicles, to embalming and more.
Your faith must be respected
Look for a company that honours all faiths and religious denominations. Whether you would wish the memorial to be held in a church, inside your home, at a memorial chapel – they must have an option to ensure the service will be efficient and according to the atmosphere you prefer.
You shouldn’t feel pressured
The funeral directors job is to provide solutions so you can realise your plans and wishes – not to pressure you into making arrangements beyond your means or against your preferences.
You will have time and space for your emotional needs
People experience the passing of a loved one in vastly different ways. Some want to grieve privately, while others want the company of everyone that matters. Some will want a solemn and formal affair, while others want the funeral to have a more celebratory or joyful tone. Investing in the help of professionals frees you from being tied up with the small details so that you can tune in to yourself and say goodbye to your loved one in your own special way.
Final Thoughts on Selecting a Funeral Director in Sydney
I hope this information helps provides you some insights into what you need to consider when choosing an independent Funeral Director and the value offered by a funeral specialist.
We understand that arranging a funeral can be daunting and you probably have many more questions. Please feel free to contact Southern Cross Funerals, your Sydney, Wollongong and Central Coast funeral services experts, or contact me, Matthew, directly on 02 9529 6644 for a no obligation chat about your options.
At Southern Cross Funerals (Sydney) we wish you and your loved ones a memorable funeral service, regardless who you choose to make the arrangements.