- Dec 29, 2012
It’s become such a given fixture of hosting and putting on a funeral that it’s now nearly an afterthought: there will be a funeral director helping out during your funeral in Adelaide. Funeral homes always bring a funeral director with them, and they’re all different, but what do they really do?
If you’ve found yourself wondering this, you may be surprised to find the vast array of responsibilities a funeral director in Adelaide has to take on, but it’s often a profession of passion, so you can expect the best service from them as a general, particularly at Fulham Funerals.
This may be the biggest one.
A funeral director is there to manage emotions in a healthy, helpful manner. These professionals are experts on grief and know when to reach out and when to pull back. Managing grief is what a funeral is all about.
Well … Directing
Maybe it’s obvious, but it’s the foremost responsibility of a funeral director to direct a funeral. In some ways a funeral is akin to a performance, and the director has to ensure that the schedule is met, the setting is up to specifications, the service is organised and basically everything you see (and don’t see) during a funeral goes smoothly.
It all starts with setting up the service and specifications. A director is responsible for ensuring that those who come in requesting a funeral service know what their options are and know what they should expect.
There are more people and organisations involved in putting on a funeral service than just the funeral home. The director acts as medium between the cemetery or burial site, lawyers, driving services and any conceivable third party offering a service or product the client may want to include.
This is a big part of a funeral director’s job. Embalming is an art form, and a difficult one at that. He/she has to take the considerations and specifications of the survivors into consideration while providing an embalming service that they will all appreciate.
This goes for the director and those involved in the funeral service alike. The director will explain all that he/she will be doing and is capable of doing for you, as well as well as what people like the pallbearers, drivers and ushers will have to do during the service.
An Adelaide funeral director is a valuable resource during the funeral service process, and he/she will take on many more responsibilities than just these to ensure everything goes well.