Arranging a Funeral in South Africa
January 22, 2016
Arranging a funeral with confidence can only occur when you have access to the best information, tips and advice. Usually the person who has died will have left some instructions regarding the the type of funeral they want. With good information you can make some wise choices and arrange a funeral in such a way that you don’t have to break the bank to do so.
Arranging a Funeral – Get a Reputable Funeral Director’s Assistance
With a funeral plan in place, when death occurs, you will be able to arrange a funeral without constantly fretting about finances – it can be something that the deceased would have appreciated. The NFDA or National Funeral Directors Association of Southern Africa provides answers to all those funeral queries most people ask. These answers can be found on their website.
If you want to choose a funeral director who is licensed and has a good reputation in the community, then NFDA is a good place to find one. They are a voluntary association, not for gain or profit and the oldest professional body of the funeral directors undertakers in Southern Africa. Their mission is to simply promote high professional and ethical standards in the funeral profession, and to ensure that everyone who works in this profession is adequately trained.
Everyone of us will at some time or other have to make funeral arrangements for someone or assist next of kin with organising a funeral. Funeral directors offer guidance during these sad and traumatic times. If you are well informed, there are lots of things you can do yourself, especially if you have asked to see a price list of funeral services and products and you don’t like what you see. Remember there is no legal obligation to use a funeral director, and you may well be able to do a better job which is far more affordable.
Arranging a Funeral – Pre-Arrange and Pre-Pay Your Way to Stress-Free Funerals
Arranging a funeral can be a nightmare, but only if you are unprepared. With funeral pre-planning you can be so prepared that everything goes smoothly and you know that your loved one is getting the kind of funeral they wanted. There will always be a funeral home in your community and a funeral director can assist you with pre-arranging a funeral.
Being prepared will remove the logistical- and financial nightmare you could face without a proper funeral plan in place. If you want your next-of-kin to arrange your funeral, make sure they know your preferences.
● do you want to be buried or cremated – which cemetery and what kind of casket do you want?
● for cremation, what should happen with the ashes?
● what form do you want your ceremony to take – Christian, humanism, civil etc?
● what kind of music do you want, if any
Arranging a Funeral in South Africa – Being Prepared is Far More Cost Effective
Take all the information you have picked up about arranging a funeral as well as the price lists and then set aside time to consider the different options. Pre-arrangement makes sure your next-of-kin gets the funeral they want. If you die, you simply make it easy for your family to take care of difficult funeral decisions, and having a plan in place saves you having to fork out on unplanned funeral expenses.
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