A Checklist When Planning A Funeral - KK Catering
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A Checklist When Planning A Funeral


It’s fair to say that nobody enjoys planning a funeral, but it’s something any one of us may have to do at some point in our lives. That’s why we’re sensitive to our customer’s needs at this delicate time and want to help make the occasion as calm and stress-free as possible, in this post we will discuss some ideas and end with a check list to follow to ensure the funeral and wake is a send off to be proud of.

The First Step

The first step in the process is to find a funeral director who will make the process as straightforward as possible and ensure all your wishes are met including those of your loved one.

Something A Little Bit Different

Although funerals are sad occasions, they are also a time to truly remember your loved one, so think about how to make their personality shine through for all the guests to cherish their memories. Perhaps they loved a certain band or piece of music which you can use at the funeral or wake? Sometimes putting a selection of fond photographs out at the wake can help those in attendance get through this difficult time.

Another inevitable aspect of planning a funeral is the catering and depending on where you’re holding the wake, why not go for something a little bit different? Let’s face it, when everyone gets together for food and drinks, we welcome the chance to wipe the tears away and to share a few stories and even some smiles.

A Nostalgic Touch

If your loved one was a fan of traditional British fish and chips (who isn’t?), why not honour their memory with a good old-fashioned fish and chip van that will remind friends and family of spending happier times together such as cherished seaside holidays.

With the highest possible score for food hygiene and prices that won’t break the bank, we can help you make your day go as smoothly as possible. We’re discreet and won’t get in the way but will bring you delicious and tasty food that will be a heart-warming touch on a day like this.

Funeral Checklist

Planning a funeral can be a stressful time so even the most organised of people may forget to do something. Here’s a quick checklist of things to think about:

  • Do you want to put a notice in the local paper to let people know?
  • Think about poems, music and readings that really meant something to the deceased
  • Arrange floral tributes from children and grandchildren
  • Do any elderly people need a lift or transport?
  • Is childcare organised for any little ones who won’t be attending?
  • For fish and chip van hire or another catering service, contact us today. KKCatering has a wide choice of food units available to help you remember your loved one.