Things to Consider
Funerals are a respectful, meaningful way of saying goodbye to our loved ones after they have passed. In order for the service to run as smoothly as possible, funeral planning considerations must be made, such as:
The date of the funeral
In order for as many people as possible to attend, we recommend choosing a day and time that would be suitable for your friends and family. If possible, a date could be chosen that has some meaning to you and your family, making the day even more special.
Make sure that guests are notified as soon as a date has been set. This gives everyone enough time to make necessary arrangements in order for them to attend.
The location where you would like the funeral to take place
Much like the date, the location will be just as poignant to friends and family. Consider where you would like the funeral service to take place, together with where your loved ones will gather for the wake. For a more intimate occasion, you could have the wake at home, or if your house isn’t big enough to accommodate everyone, you may want to hire an appropriate venue instead.
No matter what you decide, our team will be there for you while you make these big decisions. If you’d like some friendly, supportive advice, our professionals will be able to help.
The music you would like to be played
Whether your loved one would like to be buried while their favourite song is being played or to hymns being sung by those in attendance to the funeral, the music chosen will play an integral part, and so it must be planned and organised in good time before the service. It may be the case that some friends or family members have a playlist ready, this is also a nice touch that would help the day to run smoothly.
Readings and their speakers are often carefully chosen in good time before the day of the funeral. Whether you read your loved one’s favourite poem or a religious scripture, a reading can add a truly meaningful touch to the service.
Usually carried out by those who are closest to the person who has died, a eulogy is a heart-felt way in which you can pay tribute to your loved one. Often, beautiful memories are recalled and emotions are shared to remember the person who has passed away. Eulogies are written prior to the day itself and are a memorable part of the service.
Choosing the right form of burial for your loved one is an essential part of the service. Whether the person who has died would prefer a traditional burial, a woodland burial, burial at sea or if they would rather be cremated, this can be a
Rituals are a beautifully traditional way of paying tribute to someone who has died. As an important part of the service, rituals are a poignant, comforting element of a funeral, adding structure to ensure the day runs smoothly. Your funeral director will be able to help you to incorporate a ritual into the service, if this is something you wish to do.
Our compassionate professionals here at Angels Independent Family Funeral Services will be able to help you choose a floral tribute for your loved one. From small, modest arrangements to more elaborate displays, we can help you to add a special element to the day.
It’s important that family and friends are able to attend the funeral, and so hiring limousines to take a select number of people to the service can be highly beneficial. You won’t have to worry about navigating traffic or being separated from the procession.
A range of hearses are also available, from traditional vehicles to horse drawn carriages and motorcycles, the professionals here at Angels Independent Family Funeral Services will be able to meet your wishes.
Contact us on 01622 741 777 to speak with one of our team.