Arranging a Funeral

Choosing the right Funeral Director

With so many funeral directors available in and around your area, it’s easy to get lost. Perhaps the most important step in selecting a funeral director is to check that they are a member of a recognised trade association where members are obliged to meet certain industry specific standards in order to maintain their badge of honour.

Finest Funerals are members of the National Society of Allied and Independent Funeral Directors (SAIF), a trade association who are committed to ensuring the funeral profession adheres to a strict Code of Practice, maintains the highest of standards, with members subject to Quality Assurance Assessment and inspections every two years.

We benefit greatly from the wealth of knowledge and experience of renowned family owned funeral firm, F. Upson & Son, who have been in business for the past 150 years and are long-standing members of the National Association of Funeral Directors, the largest representative body for funeral firms.

We will take the weight off your shoulders …

The funeral is best arranged at one of our offices or at your home if preferred. You will be advised on all of your options, costs and charges, culminating in a full written quotation. Confidentiality is observed at all times.

Firstly, we will need the following information:

  • Full name, address, date of birth and marital status of the Deceased
  • The address where the Deceased is resting
  • The name and address of the Deceased’s GP
  • The name and address of the person arranging the funeral

Secondly, decisions that need to be made:

  • Burial or cremation
  • Embalming and Dressing the Deceased
  • Culture, eg. Humanist, Civil, Religious
  • Where the funeral will take place, eg. church, crematorium or elsewhere
  • Class of coffin or casket
  • Transport for the day, eg. type of hearse (classic, horse-drawn, vintage), limousines
  • Inscribed grave marker
  • Flowers