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Funerals & planning
Planning a funeral is a heart-wrenching task; it can be hard to view it as a celebration of your loved one’s life. While some may have left instructions that they would like you to observe when making the arrangements, others may not have specified any preferences at all, making it particularly sensitive and challenging.
Whether it’s a particular song they would like played, a reading that meant a lot or even a total ban on black clothing, we’ve put together some guides to assist you with planning the funeral.
We all struggle with grief but – as hard as it may seem – things will get better. The wise people amongst us say that everything gets easier with time, and while that may be hard to imagine right now, we’ve put together some guides to try and help you through this difficult period. These include things to consider when planning or attending a funeral, and looking to the future once the event has passed.
“You wouldn’t dream of giving birth without some idea of what to expect and a birth plan…. Yet we face death with no equivalent preparation.” Death is still a taboo
A memorial headstone is a really significant lasting tribute to someone dear to you who has passed away. Some people may feel that the standard approach to choosing a headstone
Losing someone who meant the world to you is one of life’s greatest challenges. You might feel helpless right now – like the whole world has fallen in on you
There will be many people out there reading this, thinking: ‘Surely no one needs to be told how to behave at a funeral?’ and they’d be right. To a point.
Many aspects of modern life rely on tradition and symbolism, whether we are aware or not, and funerals are no exception. The way we say goodbye and pay tribute to
All you want to do when planning a funeral is provide a day the deceased would be proud of. A day on which everyone can gather together and grieve, say
In many ways, the music selected to play at the funeral of a loved one is the greatest tribute to who they were. It’s something that everyone in the room
Some funerals are sullen in their reflective melancholy, while others are designed as celebrations of life. Some follow traditions and a religious direction; others are inoffensive and irreverent to both.