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Pre-Planning Is Becoming A Way Of Life

Each year thousands of people pre-plan and pre-pay their funeral. The motivation to do so can be numerous but the most common three reasons are 1) peace of mind, 2) it makes sound financial sense and 3) most Nursing Homes or Retirement Villages now ask you to provide them with your preferred Funeral Director at the time of moving in. A pre-paid funeral is where an individual or couple choose …

Cremation Melbourne: The Ultimate Guide

Cremation as a method of body disposition is an increasingly popular alternative to the more traditional methods of underground burial or entombment.  In Victoria, for example, the cremation rate has been increasing steadily with the national average rate rising to to 72%. This article provides key information about cremation that will help you and your family decide whether cremation is the best choice, and issues that need to be considered …

A Traditional Funeral or a Direct Cremation?

Some of you would be asking yourself, what is a Direct Cremation? Direct cremation is a disposition option in which the body is cremated in the days immediately following the death, without a funeral service beforehand. Direct cremation is the most economic option for disposition. Basic Features Of Direct Cremation Because direct cremation does not include a formal funeral the process is very straight forward. Below are a few points regarding Direct …

Memories Tables

Memories Tables are a great way to set up an atmosphere at a funeral with no additional costs involved. Having a table that contains a number of the deceased’s personal items is also a great conversation starter and ice breaker. Most venues for funerals are not personalised spaces which often contain generic furniture and prints on the walls. By taking the time to set up a Memories Table it will …

The Role of the Funeral Celebrant

Celebrating a loved one’s life is an important event and you only have one opportunity to do it well. The selection of the right Funeral Director and the Funeral Celebrant are keys to enabling a beautifully organised, smoothly conducted Service. Over 60% of Funeral Services in Australian have a Celebrant involved. It is a profession that has many participants and the vast majority do an outstanding job of working closely …