Printed Orders of Service
Most churches, crematoriums and cemeteries supply hymn books, although if desired Orders of Service can be printed either in black and white or in colour with a photograph of the deceased or alternatively an image, such as a cross, or flowers, on the cover. These can be organised either by us, or, if preferred, by you. You will need to arrange to meet with the minister to finalise the service and inform us of your requirements in good time before the funeral.
If you are offering guests refreshments after the funeral, you will need to consider; the venue: home, hotel, church hall, club or pub? The number of guests, who will provide the catering, what type of refreshments are to be served. We will be happy to advise you on local venues and caterers that can meet your requirements.
Printed Orders of Service
Most churches, crematoria and cemeteries supply hymn books, although if desired Orders of Service can be printed with a photograph of the deceased or alternatively an image, such as a cross or dove. You will need to arrange to meet with the minister to finalise the service and inform us of your requirements in good time before the funeral.
Listing of mourners
If requested we can provide name listing cards that can be placed on the pews for mourners to complete and hand back to us. This would provide you with a list of people who attended the service.
Recording of the funeral service
If requested we can arrange for the funeral service to be recorded or filmed. This is at the discretion of the minister or Church the service is taking place at, and will incur an additional fee.
Floral card booklet
If requested we can provide a booklet of the flower cards.
Photographs of funeral
We can arrange for a photographic record of the flowers or for a photographer to take photo’s throughout the funeral.
White doves can be arranged to be released from a wicker basket at the crematorium or graveside.
Vocal Soloist/Poetry reader
Depending on availability we can arrange a soloist singer/poetry reader to perform.
Depending on availability we can arrange for musicians to play a variety of instruments for example, flute, saxophone, clarinet.
Bagpiper or Bugler
Depending on availability we can arrange for a bagpiper or bugler to attend.
Helium balloons in a colour of your choice can be handed to family and friends following the service and be released. The balloons can be printed with a farewell message or if preferred left blank.
A single flower of your choice can be handed to each member of the family to place on the coffin as you leave the crematorium or at the graveside.
Items that may be placed on the coffin
You may wish to supply a framed photograph with a stand to be placed on the coffin for the duration of the service. Equally, a personal possession of the deceased, such as a military cap, or a musical instrument they played, or maybe a flag, can be placed on the coffin. Please let us know in advance.
Lock of hair
If requested we can take a lock of hair for you to cherish as a keepsake.
Farewell messages, photos and flowers
You may wish to write a personal message or supply photos and flowers to be placed in the coffin with your loved one.