In times of loss and grief, finding the right words to express your condolences can be a challenging task. For those who have lost a loved one, a book of condolences acts as a physical symbol of sympathy and love. Through it, loved ones, friends, and acquaintances can express their deepest sympathies and offer comfort.Read more
When it comes to organising funeral services, one of the key factors to take into consideration is the transportation. As well as transportation for the coffin itself, you may also require a suite of funeral vehicles for friends and family members.Read more
A traditional funeral service may not be suitable for everyone, for a variety of reasons. When thinking ahead to the kind of send-off you would prefer, or when planning for a loved one, it is important to consider the type of funeral that best celebrates the life lost.Read more
Wicker coffins offer an environmentally friendly alternative to a traditional wooden coffin. They are biodegradable and feature a softer, basket-weave design that makes them a popular choice for certain traditional funerals. However, they are particularly well known for their use in natural burials.Read more
When someone dies, it can trigger a range of emotions among those left behind. This grieving process is personal and unpredictable, as the bereaved struggle to come to terms with their loss. That’s often complicated by simply not knowing what to do when someone dies.
This post considers the stages of loss and grief and outlines a few formal theories relating to bereavement. It also provides some sources of support for anyone feeling overwhelmed by the grieving process.Read more
Speaking at a funeral is considered a significant privilege. However, this role can also make an overwhelming number of emotions and fears come to the surface.
In reality, no specific rules exist on who should speak at a funeral. That’s because every person is different and will have various wishes and needs following the passing of a loved one.Read more
Giving flowers at a funeral service is a long-held tradition. However, picking the best assortment can be challenging, especially with the range of beautiful flower species available.
Before a funeral, the deceased’s family often give out the funeral home’s details to organise the delivery of the flowers. These are then placed with the coffin and pay a loving tribute during the service. Take a look at our guide on funeral flower etiquette for more.Read more
When a loved one passes away, it’s an incredibly difficult time for family and friends. As well as grieving, there are some things that need to be done. As a result, it can be easy to lose track of the paperwork that needs to be filled in. Whilst registering a death in the UK can initially seem to be a confusing process, it’s actually relatively simple to understand. That said, taking too long to register a death can be a costly error.Read more
When you’re attending a funeral, it’s important to stay respectful in both your appearance and behaviour. Wearing something appropriate is a key element of that and given the sombre nature of funerals, black is the general rule of thumb.
However, there are some funerals where black is specifically prohibited – at the request of the deceased or their loved ones.Read more
Knowing what to say at a funeral can be tough. Whether you are attending because you knew the deceased personally or just supporting someone close, it’s important to express your condolences. Remember, the main thing is to speak with kindness and compassion.Read more
Knowing that your funeral costs are covered, and that your relatives will not have unexpected bills when you die, can provide great peace of mind to both you and your family