Understanding your parents' final wishes can be hard to process, but taking the time to talk to them about their funeral plans and arrangements can help to ease the pressure you feel when the day comes to put them into action. If you don't know how to introduce the conversation, take a moment to read some of our tips.
You may have heard of independent funeral directors but not understood who they are or what they offer compared to chain funeral directors. Choosing an independent funeral director comes with a range of great benefits. Find out more about what you can expect when you choose a local funeral service.
Over the last year or so, the sad events of the pandemic have absolutely changed our behaviour when it comes to grieving and loss. With social distancing having been in place for so long now, this has affected how we are able to support our friends and family who may be going through a tough time. This has brought about an increased need for being able to show our loved ones that we care, even from a distance.
One great option here is to send care packages to those who are grieving, to try and help make their lives a little bit easier and show them that we are thinking of and supporting them.
For many people death is, understandably, a really difficult thing to discuss, or even think about. It is important, however, that it is not a topic we totally shy away from with our friends and family so that we can ensure that funeral arrangements and ‘last wishes’ reflect what we, or our loved ones, want.
When it comes to funeral arrangements, there are so many options available now, from traditional funerals to cremations, or woodland burials, that it can be overwhelming. This, compounded with the emotional and financial burden often left behind when somebody passes away, is one core reason why people consider pre-paid funerals and they are rising in popularity.
When it comes to arranging a funeral, it is really important that they are catered to your loved one’s requests - showcasing their personality in the best way possible. Choosing the music that is played throughout the ceremony can be a difficult task. While some people may opt for modern tunes or traditional funeral hymns, classical music still remains a firm favourite for funerals in the UK.
Below are a number of the most popular classical music pieces that people opt to play at funerals. We love how beautiful and moving they are, and hope you will too.