These traits will tell you if you have hired a reliable funeral director


Losing a loved one is a harrowing and challenging ordeal for anyone. Notably, in the midst of the pain that you may be experiencing during the period of mourning, there is the need to ensure that funeral arrangements for the departed are in order. Even so, it is imperative that you do not exert yourself too much, especially emotionally. Therefore, instead of grappling with the stress concerned with planning a funeral, you should consider hiring a funeral director. The role of a funeral director is expansive and will not be limited to directing the funeral ceremony. Funeral directors perform several functions, including arranging for your loved one's body to be transported to the mortuary, arranging for the disposition of the body according to your wishes, filing for a death certificate, and assisting you to register for legal claims for death benefits where applicable. Notably, when you hire a funeral director, you need to be sure that you have engaged a competent one. Think of a competent funeral director as a reliable personal assistant; they must be dependable and trustworthy. Below are some of the traits to look for in a funeral director that indicate they are good at their job.

Good communication and listening skills

A funeral director should be able to communicate the services that they are going to provide you with effectively. Moreover, they should be able to express any queries, concerns or reservations. Notably, they also need to be able to listen to your concerns. Funeral directors are there to execute your wishes concerning your departed loved one. Hire a funeral director who will implement your preferences to the letter, because you are better placed to know what your loved one desired.

Creativity and resourcefulness

It is everybody's wish to give their loved ones a send-off and a funeral celebration that will reflect their love. However, given the emotional strain that losing a relative or friend may cause, you want to try as much as possible to reduce any chances of financial strain as well. Therefore, hire a funeral director who can organize a great ceremony within a limited budget.


You need a funeral director who does not consider working with your family a routine activity. Hire a funeral director who can take on your pain and provide you with the support that you need. They should be able to offer you emotional relief.


Different cultures have different customs and rites. Hire a director who is well-versed with the traditions of your culture to ensure that all special rites are catered for.  

Keep these traits in mind when choosing between funeral directors so you can find the best one for your needs. 


26 September 2018

Tips for Writing and Organising Meaningful Funerals

Welcome to my blog. My name is Molly, and a few years ago, I lost my husband to heart disease. He had only just turned fifty, and it wasn't anything we were expecting. Through my intense grief, I had to host and organise a funeral. I wanted to include religious elements from our pasts, but I also wanted to be true to the non-religious but spiritual beliefs of my husband. I think many people are in the same position, and if you are, I want to help you. This blog focuses on making funerals meaningful. It provides tips, ideas, facts and more. I hope it inspires you.