Making Your Funeral Wishes Known

Posted on July 23rd, 2020

There are many choices to be made when it comes to planning a funeral, and this added stress to those who are already grieving a loved one can become a lot to handle. By having a plan in place and sharing your wishes with friends and family, you can help lift the weight on their shoulders. This way, they can focus on helping themselves and others grieve in a healthy way.

Having a plan will not only take the burden away from your loved ones, but it will ensure that you get a funeral that reflects your wishes. The purpose of a funeral is to celebrate you and your life, and so each one has the right to be different according the individual; there are little restrictions when it comes to what your ceremony can look like (aside from rules surrounding Covid-19, which you read about here). Here are just a handful of things to decide on when you begin planning yours:

  • Burial or cremation?
  • Would you like a religious or non-religious ceremony?
  • Do you have preferences for the music played at your funeral?
  • What type of coffin would you like?
  • Where would you like your funeral to take place?
  • Is there certain food and drink you would like served at your wake?
  • Would you like people to donate to a charity in your memory?

Freedom Funerals offer a complimentary service named Your Funeral Wishes for anyone who wishes to document their requirements. Complete and submit the form here or download the printable version.

We know that this can feel overwhelming, but you don’t have to do it all alone. Speak to your friends and family about your ideas or call us on 01206 862 963 – our team are here to offer you additional support whenever it’s needed.