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Top 5 Things To Consider To Ease The Difficulties Of Funeral Planning

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Planning a funeral for a loved one is never easy. However, thinking carefully about the details of the day will help to ensure it’s as smooth and as stress free as possible. To help make sure you’ve covered all of the most important points, we’ve put together a list of the top five things to consider when planning a funeral. 

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The location you select for the funeral will have a big impact on the atmosphere of the day, so it’s important to get it just right. The most important things to consider when it comes to choosing a venue are size and location.

You’ll need somewhere that’s big enough to fit all your friends and family, but small enough to make the day feel welcoming and intimate. You’ll also need to choose a venue that’s within easy reach of the majority of your guests.

Ideally, your venue should also be somewhere that was meaningful for your loved one. This will help you to feel even closer to them as you say goodbye.


Budget is important when planning any sort of event, even a funeral. Costs can add up fast, especially if you’re expecting a lot of people, so it’s important to talk to your venue and funeral catering provider to find out precisely what they provide. Understanding exactly how much you’ll need to spend on your location, food and service will help to ensure everything runs smoothly on the day.


Funerals can vary from small, intimate gatherings to large celebrations of a person’s life. Think of who you would like to attend the funeral to get an idea of how many you’ll need to accommodate. The number of people who attend the funeral will influence your choice of venue and impact the cost of funeral catering services. Talk to local caterers for funerals to find out about the options they offer for groups of different sizes. 

Service details

These days, you can choose from a wide variety of funeral services. These range from traditional services to more casual celebrations. If you’re struggling to choose, take some time to think about what your loved one would want. You could also talk to your funeral planner, or friends and family, to find out what’s available.  

The wake

The wake is an important opportunity for friends and family to come together to mourn, and to celebrate, the passing of their loved one. Wakes can be held in all types of venues, from hotels and pubs to social clubs and village halls. The venue you choose will depend on your budget, your loved one’s preferences and the number of people attending. 

You can ensure one aspect of the day goes without a hitch by choosing Sadlergates Catering. We strive to provide flexible, reliable and dependable catering services for all occasions, including funerals. This makes us the perfect wake catering provider for you. Contact us to find out more, and to learn about the services we offer.

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