Funeral Planning Information
How to Plan a Funeral
These sections guide you through some of the practical and administrative tasks required after a death, then leads you through things you may need to consider when planning a funeral, memorial service or celebration of life.
Ways to Announce a Death
Letting people know that someone they loved has died is really hard. There are a number of ways to tell family, friends and acquaintances. How you choose to do this will, of course, depend on their relationship to the deceased.
Planning a Reception, Wake or Memorial Service
Gathering after a funeral service, either immediately or at a later date, is a chance for mourners to come together to support each other, share stories and celebrate the life of the person who has died.
At a later date, you may wish to create a more lasting memorial, either at the place where they have been laid to rest or in some other meaningful way.
Legal and Administrative Tasks
There are a number of legal, administrative and practical tasks that need to be undertaken after a death. Here are some of the things that you may need to attend to.
Planning Tools to Help You Gather and Share Information
The whiteballoon Checklists below provide a printable summary of the things you may need to do or think about.