When the death of a loved one occurs, either expected or suddenly, you need to feel that you are in safe and professional hands. Finding the right funeral directors is extremely important and we at Funeral Directors UK hope to provide you with all the help and information you will require to make the correct decision for you. It may be important to you to have a funeral director who is a member of a professional association such as the Society of Allied & Independent Funeral Directors (SAIF) or the National Association of Funeral Directors (NAFD), because these organisations have codes of practice that their members must adhere to.
Whilst most funerals are arranged through a funeral director it is possible, though not advised, that you could arrange everything yourself. However, funeral directors and their staff are highly trained and professional individuals who will be sensitive and receptive to your feelings and emotions, and you will be paying for their expertise and knowledge so ask as many questions of them as you wish. They are there to help you make the right decisions in all aspects for the arrangements of the funeral.
If you would like to talk to a funeral director before the death of a loved one, or to make advance arrangements for yourself, funeral directors are there to help at every stage of the planning process. They will be able to advise you as to what happens next and what considerations should be made. Everything from details for the service, floral tributes and memorials, and estimations of costs are able to be discussed beforehand. Please use this site to find the right professional for you.