I Need to Arrange a Funeral

No-one ever wants to arrange a funeral but, when the inevitable happens, you can rest assured Unique Funerals will be here for you every step of the way.  We will guide you through making all the necessary arrangements and support you in creating a fitting tribute for your loved one.  Simple touches like adding photographs, combining a favourite pastime or hobby, even incorporating their profession provides uniqueness and personality to the life being remembered.

We’ve put together a list of a few things to think about when arranging a funeral.

What type of funeral would you like?

Is it to be a cremation or burial or something different?

Where would you like the service to be held?

Is the service to be religious or civil or will there be no service at all?

If the service is to be a burial, which churchyard or cemetery?

Where would you like the funeral cortege to leave:

From the family home, from our Chapels of Rest or Meet at the place of service?

Other considerations:

Will you be visiting the deceased in the chapel of rest to pay your last respects?

Would you like the deceased dressed in their own clothing or a gown?

Is there a theme or style you would like the funeral to take?

Is it family bearers or would you rather the funeral directors’ bearers to carry the coffin?

Type of coffin:

What type of coffin or casket would like your loved one to rest in – We offer a wide range of traditional, eco-friendly and contemporary coffins, as well as a selection of American style caskets? Click here to see our coffin brochure I should have this with you today

Funeral Transport & Route:

What style of hearse would you prefer?

Would you prefer traditional funeral vehicles or something a little different like a horse-drawn funeral carriage, motor bike, camper van, lorry or Land Rover style of hearse – all of which can be arranged upon request. Click here to see our funeral transport brochure – I should have this with you today

Do require family limousines?

To travel with family and friends in an accompanying limousine can be of great comfort. Our limousines carry a maximum of 6 people along with a uniformed chauffeur.

Mobility

Do you require use of a wheelchair, or a wheelchair adapted vehicle for elderly or disabled mourners?

Floral hearse

Will an additional hearse be required to carry the flowers?

The cortege

Would you like the hearse and following cars to take a special route to the funeral, for example passing by a favourite place?

Would you like a printed order of service?

Flowers & Donations

Are you welcoming flowers? Unique Funerals has teamed up with a local florist to offer you a range of quality funeral flowers at affordable prices Click here to see our flower brochure

And/or would you prefer donations in lieu for a chosen charity?

Obituary Notices and Acknowledgements

Would you like to place a newspaper or online notice to announce details of the funeral?

During the service:

For services going into church – would you like an organist or choir?

What type of music and/or hymns would you like?

For services held at a crematorium would you like a visual tribute; a holding picture or a webcast of the service?

If you have opted for a cremation, would you like the curtains to close or to remain open with the coffin on view until you have left the crematorium chapel?

After the service:

Where is the reception to be held?

What would you like to happen to the cremated remains? There are several options that we can discuss with you.