There are many ways to make a funeral service special and memorable, many of these cost very little or nothing at all.
Personal Music
Personal music can really change the feel of a funeral it can evoke happy memories of the person who has died and of better times.
Memory Board
Having a picture board on display at the reception with pictures from the person’s life.
Book of memories/Condolence Books
Have a book and ask the guests to write their memories in the book for the family to keep.
Passing a special place
Did your mum like the bingo or your dad love a certain pub? We could travel past and pause at their favourite place en route to the funeral service.
Were they a gardener?
Use flowers or produce from their garden or allotment and put it on the coffin in place of a bought flower arrangement.
Personalise the chapel of rest
We will help you make the room your loved one stays in a special place with personal things if you wish.
Give a personal tribute
A funeral service is always made more special if someone who knows the person contributes, read a favourite poem or verse, sings a favourite song.
Wearing certain colours or flowers
Is there a colour of flower that is special to you, why not wear it at the funeral service.
Personalise the service sheet
With things that remind you of your loved one. Poems, sayings, pictures that make you smile.
Provide family pallbearers
It is a privilege to carry someone’s coffin, it makes it even more special when family carry. This can be done by men or women, whatever you choose to do we will help you.
Take the service yourself
If there is someone in the family who feels they could contribute the funeral service that could make the day more special, however if they became overwhelmed it would be wise to have a contingency plan.
These are just a few thoughts, you may have other suggestions. Whatever you want to do, we will try and provide it.