Advice

At The Funeral Services Guide we aim to be the only online resource that you’ll ever need when handling your, or your loved one’s final affairs, covering everything from coping emotionally, to step-by-step guides on handling practicalities with minimal stress.

Simple Steps to Putting Your Affairs in Order

For anyone who has ever had to face the prospect of organising a loved one’s funeral the need for preparing one’s own affairs becomes all the more important. Within this section we provide a complete picture for everything from making a will to considering organ donation - essential steps for anyone who wants to save their loved ones from facing intimidating paperwork and to-do lists when they are attempting to handle their own grief.
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First Things First When Someone Dies

When someone passes the last thing upon anyone’s mind is the practicalities of funeral arrangements, yet there are many tasks that must be faced in order to deal with the legal, financial and tax issues that must unfortunately be undertaken. Within this section you’ll find a comprehensive collection of guides to tackling such tasks, with a step-by-step approach that aims to be a gentle advisor on all that must be done following someone’s passing.
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Practical Guide to Organising a Funeral

Organising a funeral is rightly considered to be both an honour, as well as one of the most important events to organise for another when they’re unable to; yet the many ‘To-Dos’ can leave any person besieged with tasks that confuse and intimidate - all within the midst of grief. With this challenge in mind here we present guides upon topics that range from average funeral costs, to burial options and onto Do It Yourself funerals that have seen a rise in popularity as people look toward ever more unique ways of sending their loved one’s upon their last journey.
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Preparing the Ceremony

A ceremony serves not only to celebrate one’s life and commiserate their passing, but also must act as an experience where mourners should feel somewhat comforted. Organising such an event can then seem an inherently difficult task. Within this section you’ll find practical tips and essential steps to completing this challenge, with advice upon religious ceremonies to the writing of a memorable and fitting obituary.
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Reception

Following a funeral a wake must serve as a gathering that consoles those who are mourning. Here you’ll find essential guidance upon how you can choose a venue, arrange catering and organise condolences, such as instructions for flowers or choosing instead to opt for a collection in your loved one’s memory.
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Memorials & Remembrance Services

Memorials should serve as a lasting monument to celebrate your loved one’s life, yet choosing from between the options before you can seem a nigh-on impossible task, with the eternal words that are to be engraved upon it even more so. Within this section we provide guidance upon the stages after the funeral, the monuments and gravestones that will be an everlasting tribute and the gravetending services that can ensure your loved one’s resting place is given the attention that it deserves all year round. We also discuss remembrance services that can be arranged as a touching tribute to the deceased, offering practical hints and tips for the perfect event that reflects the deceased’s life and loves perfectly.
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Coping with Bereavement

Beyond all of the practical advice we could give and the step-by-step guides we can provide for dealing with the tasks surrounding funeral planning and preparation we also understand the sheer grief that accommodates a loved one’s passing. Within this section you’ll find insight into where you can seek support from and how you can cope when presented with seemingly unconquerable feelings of loss.
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Dealing with Probate, Legal & Tax

Of all the topics that we tackle upon the Funeral Services Guide it is perhaps probate, legal and tax that is regarded as the most confusing and intimidating to those who are tasked with dealing with an estate. For this reason we’ve adopted a straight-forward approach to guiding you through this section with easy to understand language and step-by-step guides that break down the potentially complex into the easy to understand. 
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