It is true that most of us only have to arrange two or three funerals in our lifetime. But when we do it’s always comforting to know that there is a team of experienced and compassionate professionals working within the funeral parlour and its offices. We need to choose so many things for the funeral and having an expert to guide you is ideal.
One of the first issues to be decided is that of the venue. What type of venue do you require or desire? There is a choice. You may prefer a smaller funeral parlour but if the deceased was a popular person and a member of one of more large groups, it may not be wise to use a venue unless it can accommodate the many mourners who are expected to attend.
In deciding on the venue, you do need to consider a number of things including:
• Facilities for audio-visual presentations
• Vicinity to cemetery
• Appropriateness for the type of funeral service
The longer serving funeral providers will have funeral parlours in Melbourne in a variety of locations. You need to consider the travel needs of the closest mourners. Not having to travel great distances on the day of the funeral is a very good idea.
Then as most mourners will arrive by car, making it as easy as possible to park and access the facility are important issues. Mind you, a funeral parlour on a public transport line can also be handy for those who don’t drive or who prefer to leave their car at home.
Funerals today are often full of memorabilia of the deceased. It’s now very easy to put together a slide show and even some video memories of the deceased and his or her family. Choosing a funeral parlour where all the facilities are available should you wish to use them is a good idea.
Of course once the funeral is over, the usual thing is to visit the cemetery for a burial or cremation. Again location is important here as after the funeral, you don’t wish to travel long distances. You are likely to be emotionally drained and having the final resting place close at hand makes for common sense. The funeral director will appreciate the shorter distance as well.
Finally there is the type of funeral service you plan to hold. Most funeral parlours are traditional and unless you want an unconventional service, perhaps in an area which was a favourite spot of the deceased, you should choose the venue which has the space and the other qualities mentioned above.
You should never rush any of the decisions you make when arranging a funeral and certainly the correct setting is one of the most important decisions to make. Pay a visit to the funeral parlour well beforehand to make sure it will suit your needs.
With many funeral parlours all over Melbourne, Tobin Brothers are able to offer you a wide array of locations for your service. The many branches of Tobin Brothers are all a part of the same company and so in dealing with one funeral parlour, you actually have access to many more. Each one is committed to providing you with the typical excellent standard which has been the hallmark of Tobin Brothers for decades.