Thursday, 8th February 2018

Is there any ‘right way’ to plan a Funeral?

Planning a funeral when you’re a grieving friend or family member is always a challenge. If the deceased has not left instructions, then you’ll find yourself trying to work out the most fitting send off at a time when you’re feeling emotionally drained. However, a question playing on many people’s minds, and adding to the stress of the situation, is:  is there a right and wrong way to plan a funeral?

In essence, we feel that the answer to this question is, no. There is no right or wrong way to go about this. Providing that your plans are not causing offence to fellow friends or family members, then the best way to plan a funeral for someone you were close to, is to simply do what you feel is right. You are best placed to decide if they’d like a traditional send off or something more unusual and out of the ordinary. Depending on the situation, it might be difficult to please everybody, but this is not something you should worry about. Your focus, and rightly so, is on your loved one and what they would have wanted.

There are all sorts of options now available to personalise a funeral and make it unique or even quirky, ensuring that you celebrate the life and individuality of your loved one. Many funerals don’t follow the traditional format these days, and incorporating modern or novel ideas is becoming widely accepted and appreciated.

There are many options now available to personalise a funeral – from the type of vehicle used to transport the coffin (you don’t have to choose a traditional hearse), to a pictorial cardboard coffin used to depict the deceased’s life and loves.

It’s always best to discuss your plans with other close family members and friends, utilising them for support and input at a difficult time.

If our team can provide any advice and information regarding a pictorial cardboard coffin to enhance the fitting send off that you are planning, then don’t hesitate to get in touch.

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