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8 important points when planning a funeral in Melbourne or Sydney?

Losing a loved one is one of the most difficult things a person will experience. But it’s during this very sad time that we must make some very important decisions. If you’ve never planned a funeral, it could feel overwhelming. Knowing where to start can be tricky.

Below you will find our list of 8 important things to think about, when choosing a funeral director in Melbourne or Sydney. And if you have a specific question, we’d be very happy to chat to you about what to do when someone dies.

Tomorrow Funerals is a different kind of funeral home. We keep things simple with our one package for a cremation & memorial. But we also work with you to personalise every ceremony.

Choosing a funeral director is an important decision that requires careful consideration. It’s important to feel comfortable being able to talk about anything you on your mind. The chances are that your question has been asked many times before.

8 things to consider if you’re looking for a funeral director in Melbourne (or funeral homes in Sydney):

  • Read reviews: When searching for a funeral director in Melbourne or Sydney, online reviews can give you valuable insight into their services and customer satisfaction. Look for reviews on Google to get a sense of what other customers have experienced when working with that funeral home. Ours are here.
  • Budget: Traditional funeral homes have a reputation for having a confusing price structure. So, it’s important to ask the business for a detailed list of services and associated costs. Asking ‘How much is a funeral in Melbourne?’ is a bit is a bit like asking ‘How long is a piece of string?’ Often, you won’t find out the final cost until after the funeral itself. At Tomorrow, we keep our costs very simple and transparent, here.
  • Funeral Director: Who will you be dealing with at the funeral home? Speak with that person, or the funeral director you will be dealing with most. Choosing a funeral director and a funeral celebrant who is empathetic, experienced, and knowledgeable will make a world of difference at this sensitive time.
  • Style: Do you want a traditional funeral in a chapel or other religious building? Or are you open to a more modern ‘celebration of life?’ Would you like to celebrate your loved one’s life in a location that feels more like ‘them’ than a funeral home? At Tomorrow, we help our clients create a personalised celebration that reflects their life in meaningful ways. Here is a list of places we love to celebrate life in Melbourne.
  • Inclusivity: Is the business an inclusive funeral home? We believe every person has the right to equality, acceptance, and compassion during life and after death, whether that is based on religion, sexuality, gender or race. Here is something we wrote about our LGBTQIA+ friendly funerals
  • Sustainability: How does the funeral business address the issue of reducing carbon and other matters relating to sustainability? Here is an article about why we choose to work with Daisy cardboard coffins.
  • Creativity: Creating the right kind of ‘celebration life’ for each unique person is responsibility we do not take lightly. At Tomorrow Funerals we see that as a great honour – after all, you only get one chance to do it right. Planning a funeral should be a creative process planned with a lot of thought and care. Here is an example of how we planned a meaningful memorial for Frida and her family.
  • Their wishes: Did your loved one want a traditional funeral? If you believe strongly that they did not want a funeral at all, then you might feel the need to honour this wish. However, sometimes a funeral or memorial service is an important part of saying goodbye for those left behind. If you are lucky, your person may have made their final wishes known by filling in something like our End of Life Wishes form.

At Tomorrow Funerals, we’re here for a whole generation of people yearning for something modern. We speak your language. We value transparency. We take care of you.

Most importantly, we believe we can make every send off a memorable one for all the right reasons.

We believe that fundamental changes in the funeral industry are long overdue. In fact, most funerals held in Australia are conducted in largely the same as they were a century ago. At Tomorrow, we’ve reimagined the modern funeral with a focus on celebrating your loved one in the style in which they lived their lives.

We’re always here to help

Call us 24-hours / 7 days on 1800 574 824
Our Journal contains our entire list of resources for creating personal memorials.
Or visit our funerals page, for more information on our unique memorial style funeral package.