Funerals - independent

Although a funeral director will be invited to organise the majority of funerals, there are some people prefer to organise funerals themselves. This may be because, they may feel that personally organising a funeral is their final tribute to the deceased person or they may simply wish to save money.

The funeral director operate commercially and in charging for his or her services, funerals can be expensive. 

A funeral director typically organises the funeral by collecting and moving the body, arranging embalming and viewing of the deceased, providing a coffin, hearse and other elements. Carrying out these services relieves the bereaved from doing what they may feel are unpleasant and difficult tasks. An independent funeral can mean taking responsibility for these duties.

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