Headstones, flowers and other funeral considerations
Headstones and monuments
In the case of a full interment or the interment of ashes in a grave, you may want to discuss the type of memorial required with your funeral director. There is a very wide choice available, from the simple to the ornate, depending on choice and budget.
Flowers or donations?
You may wish your friends and relatives to buy flowers for the funeral, or you may prefer people to donate what they would have spent to a worthy cause. By pre-arranging your funeral you can make your wishes clear, and specify a charity or group of charities that will benefit.
Music and readings
Again, planning your own funeral gives you the option to select the music and readings that mean the most to you, or that you know will resonate with your loved ones. Do you want to select hymns, for example? Do you wish to have music played at the church and at the crematorium, and if so, what? What should the readings be, if any, and who should deliver them?
Rings and jewellery
If you want these personal effects such as jewellery to be returned to your family, you can make your wishes known when you set up your pre-arranged funeral plan.