This is a very personal choice, something that you need to discuss with your family. We have a chapel of rest at both our locations which are available for you if required.
What would you like your loved one to wear?
Some people might have said that they wanted to wear a certain favourite outfit or some religions require particular burial or cremation clothes.
Would you like any funeral transportation?
We have our own fleet of Jaguar funeral vehicles which are available to be used. Traditionally, your loved one would be transported in a funeral hearse and the family members would follow in funeral limousines. Some of our funeral packages include for these. But we can change packages to suit your needs.
Would you like flowers and/or a donation set up?
As well as traditional funeral vehicles there are also many alternatives eg. Motorcycle hearse, horse and carriage, LGV hearse and more. We can help you to make your loved one’s service as personalised as you want it to be.
Would you like a religious service or to use a non-religious funeral celebrant??
We work closely with a few selected local florists so if you were thinking of having flowers
we can certainly help you with this. A lot of families might only allow flowers from close family members and then ask other funeral guests to donate money
to a chosen charitable cause.
We can contact the minister of your local place of worship or we can recommend a local celebrant. We will contact them for you and make the initial appointment for them to come out and meet with you to discuss the service.
Where and when would you like the funeral service to be?
You will need to consider whether you want any hymns, or any other music for the funeral. Maybe you would like a specific funeral poem, prayers or reading to be done.
Traditionally guests will wear black or dark colours when attending a funeral, however, you might want to request that everyone wears a certain bright colour.
You will need to decide whether you want a service to be held at a place of worship prior to the burial/cremation along with deciding a convenient day and time to suit all of your family. We will do our best to secure the day and time but obviously it can’t be guaranteed.
Will you be wanting an order of service?
If you are going to have a wake after the service, you will need to choose a venue and whether you require food etc. We can recommend some local venues to you
The order of service is usually handed out to funeral guests as they arrive. It is a basic schedule of the service. It may contain hymns that are being sung, poems that are being read and possibly photos of your loved one. They can be personalised as much as you want them to be.