A funeral service may be held in a church or similar religious building; at the Crematorium where the commital takes place, or in a private home; or even the local village hall. It is entirely your choice and not the preference of the Funeral Director.
The Funeral Director will guide you with what is appropriate for your chosen venue and funeral service officiant
You may have a religious minister, a Funeral Celebrant, a family member, or even the Funeral Director officiate at the funeral. Whoever you choose will give thanks for the life of your loved one, whilst confiring your personal thoughts about the life of the person who has died i.e. the euolgy.
You might want to have prayers said for your loved one or to bring prayers of comfort for the congregation attending the funeral. Perhaps a hymn or special poem could be incorporated into the service. Sometimes songs from a favourite artist are played, where people can sing along to, with the words written into the order of service. You might even request a piper to play during your time, where you reflect on the person’s life.
Flowers can often play a big part for any funeral; it is for you to decide if it is an important factor to have a floral tribute or would you prefer the money donated to a chosen organisation or charity. You may consider asking your friends to donate to a selected charity rather than sending a wreath or flowers on the day. We can collect any cards from the flowers at the funeral and return them to you.