Many people today are open to trying creative ideas of sending off their loved ones. Adding a unique touch is a personalised approach to saying goodbye – making it more intimate and heartfelt. It doesn’t have to be grand, what matters is how you remember important the life of the departed. Here are ideas on some of the simple, yet thoughtful ways of customising a funeral service.
Choose a custom casket
One of the easiest ways to add personality to a funeral service is by choosing a custom casket. If you live in the West Yorkshire area, there are many funeral directors in Leeds who can help fulfil your wishes. The casket can be a reflection or a celebration of the deceased life or interests. For example, there are coffin makers that produce colourful pieces with patterns.
There are also coffins made from different types of materials and finishes. Details such as pictures, messages, and drawings are other examples of how you can personalise a casket.
A memory board to display photographs
A DIY memory board full of photos will help mourners and relatives recall their memories with the deceased. It’s a great way for everyone to come together and celebrate the life of the person and think about those important moments shared together.
In addition to displaying photographs, you can give guests a card to write messages or anything they want to say about the person. After the service, you can put these messages in an album that serves as a memorial.
Choose a more creative transport for the funeral
A black hearse is the most common option for funerals. But today, many people are choosing something that’s more special. You can ask your funeral director about transport options because you’ll have a lot to choose from. Some even go slightly over the top and use a horse-driven carriage.
Choose more colourful flowers
Although funerals are intended to be serene and peaceful, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t add a pop of colour in choosing funeral flowers. Instead of the classic white, think about what colours your loved one used to like. You can make it a bit more subtle by using the colour as an accent to white. Or, you can choose a monochromatic theme and use only your loved one’s favourite.
A funeral doesn’t have to be dark and moody
This will depend on the atmosphere because a tragic death isn’t something to be celebrated. But depending on the circumstances, you can choose to make the funeral service livelier. For example, you can play the music that your loved one used to enjoy. Another option would be to organise a small fireworks display at the end of the service. Sometimes, celebrating one’s life is the best form of remembering and finally saying goodbye.
Give away a simple keepsake
Keepsakes are a beautiful way to pay tribute to someone. You can get inspiration on what to give away by recalling special interests and hobbies. If your loved one used to have a collection, such as books, for example, you can choose a few pieces and give them away to guests.