Many people feel overwhelmed when a loved one dies and are unsure what to do. We are proud to offer a family-led, friendly service from our Essex funeral home since 1958 and ensure you receive all the support and information you need when planning your funeral service. Telephone consultations available.
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You do not need to have registered a death at the appropriate Registrars in order to begin making funeral arrangements with us. As friendly and local Essex funeral home, we can provide you with all the information you need to start the funeral planning process.
Staff at family-run and managed Harold Wood Funeral Services in Essex have seven decades of expert experience in helping families to organise funerals in Essex. We are proud to offer a warm service, the same as for a friend, and can advise you throughout the entire funeral planning process.
An itemised arrangement form filled in by an experienced funeral arranger at a face to face appointment is key to understanding any funeral pricing involved. As trusted funeral directors in Essex, we use expert local knowledge in order to provide you with the most affordable experience.
From helping you to let people know about a funeral, to choosing a headstone or memorial plaque for a garden.
We can organise ‘Mourning Cards’ for posting to family and friends alerting them of your loss and details of the coming funeral; ‘Order of Service Cards’ for the day of the funeral; finally ‘Memorial Cards’ and ‘Thank You Cards’ for after the funeral. As your local and friendly funeral directors in Essex, we are on hand for every step of the process, even handing out ‘Order of Service Cards’ before the ceremony.
We pride ourselves on our local knowledge and so as funeral directors in Essex, we work with several local florists to create floral tributes for any funeral service – for the immediate family’s flowers and also on behalf of wider family and friends. You can order through us from examples and prices shown here.
Graham Walker, Headstone Consultant, now with Harold Wood Funeral Services in Essex, is an expert stonemason. He has spent nearly 40 years helping families to successfully choose & place memorials for loved ones.
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What is a Funeral Plan?
With a funeral plan, you can help to relieve your family of some of the financial stress and any worries about your funeral arrangements.
Have you ever struggled to find the right words for how you feel? Many people feel that sense of worry when the time comes to put into words how you feel about someone who is no longer with you. But it doesn't need to be a stressful experience. With the right preparation, it can feel cathartic and meaningful and a beautiful sendoff to someone you love.
So many things to keep in mind when planning any sort of funeral, but there are many reasons why you might want to plan your own too. Perhaps it's a tragic case of a terminal illness, perhaps it's a precaution for financial reasons. Having a good idea of what to expect during the process and being as prepared as possible will make that experience that much easier for you and your family. hwfunerals.co.uk/what-to-consider-when-organising-your-own-funeral/...
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