These tasks will help you plan a funeral without missing anything out.

[ ] Choose a funeral director

[ ] Choose between burial and cremation

[ ] Choose a burial site or crematorium

[ ] Choose the location of the service

[ ] Choose whether to arrange family viewing

[ ] Plan and write an obituary

[ ] Transportation for those attending funeral

[ ] Send invitations to family and friends

[ ] Choose a coffin/casket/urn

[ ] Choose flowers

[ ] Choose outfit for deceased

[ ] Pick a photograph to be shown at funeral

[ ] Organise the 'Order of service'

[ ] Choose hymns & music

[ ] Choose eulogy, scripture and poems

Please note: Every item above will be personal to you, so this list is designed as a guide to support you rather than a must-do checklist.

Where can you get further support planning a funeral?

Read our guide on "Can You Afford To Die? The True Cost of A Funeral" to offer you examples of what costs to expect.

For support on how to fund your funeral read our guide on "5 Diverse & Effective Ways to Pay for Your Funeral".

If you would like to arrange your money in preparation for a funeral you can read our guide "How to Prepare Your Finances for Death".