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Planning Your Own Funeral

Hello, my name is David and this is my funeral planning blog. Funerals can be morbid affairs and your own funeral is probably something you don't want to think about. However, last year, my grandmother passed away. As my family dealt with her affairs, we discovered that she hadn't made any plans for her funeral. This made it difficult to know what she would have wanted and some of my family had an argument about the best way to proceed. I worked closely with the funeral home and discovered a lot about how best to plan a funeral and the importance of planning your own. My grandma was laid to rest in a beautiful ceremony. I hope you find this blog useful.


3 Questions To Ask Your Funeral Director

2 November 2022
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Funeral directors are a valuable addition to the funeral planning committee. Ideally, the professionals bring in the much-needed expertise to streamline the funeral planning process. Below are the questions to ask your funeral director before engaging in their services.  1. Are You Experienced In Planning Similar Funerals?  Most directors have the expertise needed to plan conventional funerals. However, what if your family intends to execute a cultural funeral for your loved one? Read More …

Should You Opt For A Headstone, Monument Or Marker?

28 June 2022
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Making funeral arrangements for a loved one can be emotionally difficult and leave you feeling exhausted and confused by all the decisions you have to make. Choosing a memorial for your loved one's graveside doesn't have to be done right away. You can wait a few months if you would like, and this can give you one less thing to do before the funeral and the time to really think about how you would like to memorialise your loved one. Read More …

Four Etiquette Facts To Remember Before Attending Asian Funerals

3 February 2022
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Australia is a country made up of many different cultures. For example, approximately 12% of Australia's current population is Asian-born people. It is important to remember that each culture has its own set of behaviour expectations at gatherings such as funerals. So, the next time you attend an Asian funeral, remember these four etiquette facts to avoid offending the feelings of other mourners. Clothing Colour Choice Traditionally black clothing is worn to a funeral as a sign of sombre mourning, but in modern times any coloured clothing is considered acceptable. Read More …