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bdedhapi have come up with a guideto help you in the event of a death of a loved one, knowing that there is so much to take into consideration from all the things you must do legally to organising a funeral with some important facts and tips to help you. This guide will walk you through all the things to consider at this difficult time. You can use this as your check list to make sure everything is covered.  bdedhapi guide to what to do in an event of a death of a loved one. 

  • Initial contacts 
  • Things to think about, registering death within 5 days; who to contact, decide on keeping body at home until funeral or funeral directors.
  • Registering the death – what information to have a hand 
  • Look to see if loved one had a funeral plan in place, a will containing expression of wishes and check on insurance
  • Benefits and other financial help available
  • Moving a body to or from another country 
  • What happens if you are aboard 
  • Support for the ones left behind; grievance cancelling, support groups 
  • Last things remember – contact all companies and organisations that the loved one is connected with to cancel bills and notify them of the death. 

Dedhapi step by step guide to organising a personal send off for your loved one:

  • Choosing the right type of funeral; natural, burial or cremation
  • Choosing the right funeral directors 
  • Choosing the coffin  
  • Choosing who to perform the ceremony
  • Organising the service
  • Venue – place for service, place for the celebration afterwards
  • Transport 
  • Flowers 
  • Charity donations 
  • Religious preferences; Christian, Muslim, Buddhist, Hindi, Jewish, Turkish, Catholic
  • Order of service – choosing 
    • Hymns poems, sayings, bible quotes (facts finding about use of poems, songs ) 
    • Finding Eulogy authors and poem writers:
    • Style of service – ( at dedhapi you can choose templates) 
    • Personal photos to include 
  • Celebration of life guide – after the ceremony
    • Catering
    • Entertainment 
    • Finer details such as photographs memorabilia of the loved one 
    • Transport 
    • Accommodation for friends and family who have travelled far  
    • Statement of life; doves released, memorial services, dealing with ashes etc
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