The Funeral

Mementos, Music and Flowers

Using carefully chosen mementos at a funeral service can enhance the significant aspects of a person’s life, and help to create a very personal atmosphere at the service. Photos and flowers add to the ambience.

Mementos

We will try to help you make the funeral a true reflection of the person that is being remembered. There are numerous ways to individualise the service and can include such things as:

  • Candles
  • Flags
  • Sporting memorabilia
  • RSA involvement, poppies, ‘The Last Post’
  • Balloons, butterflies, doves
  • Bagpipes
  • Photo boards
  • Guard of honour

Some unusual mementos we have used in the past include:

  • Tractors, trucks
  • Vintage cars
  • Motorbikes, bicycles
  • Boats

Music

Music speaks to our hearts – especially at a funeral service. The music you select and the way that it is used helps to set the emotional tone of the service.

Music can be played from a family CD or other electronic format, or from our extensive collection. Choirs, singers and soloists can also be arranged for a service if you wish.

Flowers

We can arrange flowers for the funeral, on your behalf, using a professional florist. Alternatively you are welcome to use a florist of your choice or to provide your own flowers.

For the casket spray, families will often choose a favourite flower, or a combination of flowers and colours. A single flower or a bunch tied with ribbon are a simple alternative to a more formal arrangement.

Some people include items that personalise the floral tribute; these sometimes include items such as vegetables, sports equipment or fabric butterflies.

Donations

Although traditionally friends have sent flowers to grieving families, it is now more common to invite donations to a relevant charity, to be made in memory of the deceased.

If you choose this option we will ensure that a donation box is available at the service, and will organise for the money collected to be delivered to the chosen recipient.

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