What Can a Funeral Director Assist Me With?

By: Myles O'Riordan
Monday, March 16, 2020

A funeral director is one of the most important support systems you have during the planning process. They take this burden off your shoulders and offer consistent support, which is great comfort in times of grief. At Wagg Funeral Home, we have seen directors offer everything from compassionate advice to steady emotional support. Here’s a look at what to expect from a funeral director:

1. Help with the Process

Funeral directors take the time to explain the funeral process clearly to everyone involved. They will explain what you need to do, what kind of formalities are required, and what your options are. Their job is to help you make informed decisions so there’s no cause for regret down the line.

2. Logistics

Directors also handle all funeral logistics like filing paperwork, getting death certificates, gaining permits for burial or cremation, etc. They are familiar with the process and will help you get through all legal aspects of the process.

3. Funeral Planning

Funeral planning is a complicated process that involves different vendors or organizations. The funeral director becomes a point of contact between the family and different vendors. They contact venues, celebrants, priests, cemeteries, transport companies, flower vendors, etc. It is their job to ensure the funeral goes smoothly and nothing upsets the family.

4. Emotional Support

Directors also offer emotional support to grieving families. They listen, offer a shoulder to cry on, and even provide some advice on how to get through the grieving process. Most funeral directors read clients to determine whether they want emotional support or whether they prefer a more hands-off approach.

If you want to know more about funeral or memorial services, don’t hesitate to contact us at Wagg Funeral Home today and we’ll be happy to help.

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