Arranging a funeral

How to start arranging a funeral

There are several practical steps you need to take after someone has died. These are standard processes and legal formalities that need to be completed before the funeral can go ahead. You will find these detailed in our Knowledge Base.

The task of arranging the funeral is where things get personal. It is all about respecting the wishes of your loved one and organising it in a way that feels right for you and your family.

Some people want a traditional funeral, with a hearse, procession, funeral service and pallbearers, followed by the burial or cremation. Others prefer to have a more simple, yet no less meaningful, cremation service with a smaller group of mourners and then take their time to organise a commemoration of the person’s life at a later date.

Visiting a traditional high street funeral director is certainly far from your only option. At White Rose we can help you organise a Funeral involving a Cremation (see Direct Cremation, Low Cost Pre-10am Cremation Funerals or Personalised Cremation) or Burial (see Burial Funerals or Natural Burials).

We can also help you organise a separate Celebration of Life service that respects and commemorates the life of your loved one.

We are happy to meet with you, either via a Zoom video call, in person at our office in Twickenham or Teddington – or we can visit you at home to talk through your wishes and explain how we can help to organise things for you.

Please call us on 020 3281 1045 or get in touch. We are here to help.

For more detailed information about how to arrange a highly personalised funeral service see our longer article on Arranging a Funeral.

White Rose Modern Funerals team

We’re here to help

If you have any questions regarding arranging a funeral or planning ahead, please get in touch. Call us on 020 3281 1045 or send us a message.

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