With so many different companies offering various kinds of funeral packages in Singapore, it can be hard to decide which one to go with, even if you or your family follow a certain religion. That’s why we’ve come up with a series of articles to help you out. In this last of the four-part series, it’s time to look into how to choose a Christian funeral package.
Know your loved one’s last wishes
Before you go on to select a funeral package, understanding your loved one’s preferences and last wishes is perhaps one of the most important things to do. Does your loved one prefer to have the funeral in their church or at the void deck? Are they particular about aesthetics and have a certain expectation of how the funeral set-up should be? When you have a clear idea of what kind of funeral you’re organising, it’ll be easier to pick out the right company for the job.
Determine your budget and what’s important
Like Catholic funeral packages, the costs for Christian funerals typically range between $4,000 and $6,000 in Singapore. At Direct Funeral Services, our 3-day, 2-night Christian funeral packages start from $4,999 (excluding GST). Knowing the amount you’re working with will help you narrow down the packages that are within your budget, and avoid the scenario where you’re unable to pay the bill at the end of the funeral.
As you work out your budget, make a list of the things that are important to you. By thinking through what’s essential (and what’s not), you can further sieve out companies and packages that don’t meet your requirements.
Direct Funeral Services Christian Hope Package set-up
Have a chat with various funeral directors
While it’s important that you choose a package that fits comfortably within your budget, be careful not to over compromise on service quality. That’s because a good funeral director will work hand in hand with your loved one’s pastor and church to facilitate the funeral from start to finish. You’ll also want a funeral director who’s able to empathetically guide you and your family throughout the funeral process and save you unnecessary stress.
Beyond professionalism, our funeral directors serve with understanding and sincerity.
To help you find the most suitable funeral director for your loved one’s final journey, have a chat with those that you have shortlisted to gauge their competence and experience in managing Christian funerals. The conversation can also help you decide if the funeral director is someone you’re comfortable with.
You might find it especially helpful to do on-site visits and see for yourself how the companies conduct their funeral services. But fret not if you don’t have the time to do any of these. Take a look at the reviews online as they often reveal a great deal about the company’s strengths—and flaws.
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