9 Common Mistakes When Writing a Will

Posted: 18/10/2018

A will is formal legal document which lets you choose what will happen to all your possessions and valuable assets when you die. It can give the individual a lot of control and say over who they give their money, estate and belongings to, but at the end of the day, it is a very […]

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What will happen to my pet when I die?

Posted: 31/07/2018

The UK is known for being a nation of animal lovers. In fact, it is estimated that on average every other household across the country owns at least one pet, with there being around 20 million pets owned altogether. Many pet owners consider their animals as a member of their family and are completely devastated […]

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How dentists are used in forensics

Posted: 08/07/2018

Want to find out more about how dentists are used in forensics? Perfect Funeral Plans takes a look at the practice known as forensic dentistry (also called forensic odontologists and the role that they play. What is forensic dentistry? A medical professional who is trained as a forensic dentist is someone who has been specifically […]

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A guide to being a pallbearer

Posted: 06/07/2018

Have you been asked to be a pallbearer, but not sure entirely what to expect or what your responsibilities are supposed to be on the day? Perfect Funeral Plans takes a look at the duties of pallbearers at funerals. What is a pallbearer? Not entirely sure what a pallbearer is? This is someone who has been […]

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Creative Ideas for Ashes

Posted: 27/06/2018

If you or a family member has chosen to be cremated rather than buried and they are or you are wanting to do something with their ashes which is different to simply storing them in an urn, we have some creative ideas for you to consider. Nowadays, there are a lot more options available to […]

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How to mark the anniversary of the death of a loved one

Posted: 12/06/2018

A death anniversary can be a time by which you can dedicate to remembering your loved one for who they were and what they brought to your life whilst they lived and in death. This can be a personal time or a time for the family and friends of the deceased to come together in […]

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What is a living funeral?

Posted: 26/05/2018

When it comes to discussing death, many of us feel uncomfortable with approaching the topic at all, however, it appears that living funerals are becoming a thing to do as a way of trying to fight the taboo nature of discussing any aspect of death. Perfect Funeral Plans takes a closer look. What is a […]

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Where Can I Legally Scatter Ashes?

Posted: 23/04/2018

Spreading the ashes of a loved one has become a popular ritual among mourners today, especially given the rise of cremations above burials in the UK today. For many, scattering ashes in important locations to the deceased has become a fundamental aspect of the funeral process. Many of us now request certain locations to have […]

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What To Expect at a Shiva, Jewish House of Mourning

Posted: 18/04/2018

When a member of the Jewish community dies, the closest relatives (spouse, parents or children) will “sit Shiva” in honour of the deceased. The word ‘Shiva” is derived from the hebrew word “Sheva” meaning “Seven” as the mourning period lasts for 7 days. All those close to the deceased individual are invited, kind of like […]

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How Much is the Funeral Industry Worth in the UK?

Posted: 20/03/2018

It is well-known today that the funeral industry is extremely lucrative in the UK and beyond, in part due to the constant (and growing) demand for funerals, and to the increased pricing of services on offer. But just how much is the funeral industry worth in the UK today? A funeral market report made by […]

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How to cope with the death of a parent

Posted: 16/03/2018

Even if your parents live to a very old age, the death of your parent always remains a shock, coming as a surprise even if we knew that this day would come. For most people dealing with the death of their mother or father is one of life’s biggest challenges, with many describing it as one […]

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How to Choose a Hospice

Posted: 26/02/2018

If you or a loved one are approaching the end of life, you may want to consider hospice care. Did you know that the UK has been named as the best country for end-of-life care in the world? Nevertheless, despite the fact that choosing the place where you would like to die is an incredibly […]

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The Benefits of Life Insurance

Posted: 19/02/2018

Life insurance is a type of monetary cover which is paid to any persons who may be dependant on you financially should you pass away. If you have one or more people who are your dependents, then life insurance is likely to be a good option for you. If you are single with no children, […]

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What Happens At A Shiva?

Posted: 16/02/2018

What Is Shiva? Shiva is an important religious event in Judaism that is held after a funeral service, which is in certain respects is similar to a wake held in other cultures, celebrating the life of someone who has passed away at one person’s home who receives visitors. The word ‘Shiva’ itself means seven, and […]

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How To Write A Good Eulogy

Posted: 15/02/2018

The task of writing a good eulogy is no easy feat. At an already emotional time, writing and giving a eulogy can be difficult when you a trying to cope with your own grief, organise funeral plans, as well as the pressures and responsibility of trying to getting the tone right and honouring the memory […]

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How To Write An Obituary

Posted: 13/02/2018

An obituary is a news article which reports the recent death of a person in the community. Typically, the notice includes an account of the person’s life and information about their upcoming funeral. If you have been tasked with writing an obituary for a loved one, it is best prepared with thoughtfulness and care. It […]

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How To Have An Environmentally Friendly Funeral

Posted: 05/02/2018

As we become increasingly aware of the environmental impact our very existence has on earth, and with the global population now over a staggering seven billion, (this equates to roughly 150,000 deaths each and every day,) it is perhaps unsurprising that more of us are considering an eco-friendly, ethical death. Evidently, with nearly 38 million […]

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Books for Bereavement

Posted: 02/02/2018

When we experience the death of a loved one, oftentimes we are rendered feeling lonely and unsure as to how to help ourselves. Reading is a very therapeutic and healing activity, as is exploring the feelings that you are having during this time. There are many books that deal with themes of death and loss, […]

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How to Prepare a Child for Attending a Funeral

Posted: 26/01/2018

As we go through life, we come to understand the inevitability of death and the circle of life making a funeral something which is easier to digest as an adult. For children however, they will not have the same experiences and understanding as we do, meaning that a funeral can be completely alien to them […]

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Going Back to Work After Bereavement

Posted: 19/01/2018

Getting on with any aspect of your daily routine can be particularly difficult after you have suffered the loss of a loved one, particularly if it came to you as a shock. Whilst there is no surefire way to get you feeling back to normal after bereavement, there are many steps you can take in […]

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How do Royal Funerals Work?

Posted: 17/01/2018

Royal funerals in the United Kingdom, officially called state funerals, are usually to honour the death of a monarch. State funerals have not always been reserved only for monarchs, however, such as was the case for Sir Winston Churchill’s funeral, whose death was met with a state funeral following the approval of the reigning monarch […]

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What Does End of Life Care Involve?

Posted: 12/01/2018

In the professions of medicine, nursing and all other allied health professions, “end of life care” (or EoLC) is a term which refers to health care concerned with patients who are not only in their final hours, days or weeks of life, but also patients who are terminally ill or who have a terminal condition […]

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Coping with the Loss of a Pet

Posted: 09/01/2018

It is true that most of us share an intense bond and love for our pets. It is more than normal to feel genuine feelings of grief and devastation when one of your much loved animal companions passes away. The pain can be as bad as if it were a family member who died, and […]

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How To Organise A Wake

Posted: 09/01/2018

Organising a funeral reception for a loved one who has just passed is unsurprising, a task that many find difficult to undertake. However, it may be something that the deceased has asked for, or something you feel is appropriate, however hard it is to do, in order to honour the memory of a family member […]

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How to Help a Child Deal With Death and Grief

Posted: 04/01/2018

We all know about death and we are aware of the effect it can have on a person. Grief is hard enough to deal with as an adult, even with years of experience and knowledge behind us. When a death occurs and a child is affected by it, it can be a major task to […]

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