A memorial service for your loved one after the pandemic
Even if you have arranged a small, intimate funeral, you may feel like you haven’t been able to commemorate or celebrate your loved one’s life properly or in the way you would have liked.
We will support you to ensure once current restrictions are relaxed, you can remember them as you may have originally preferred. We can still provide a dignified and meaningful funeral now and a memorial or commemorative service later to celebrate your loved one’s life.
A dignified funeral now with a memorial service later
Your Funeral Director can help you arrange a memorial service for a later date, encompassing the elements of the funeral service you choose. A procession can lead mourners to the service setting, bringing everyone together to celebrate your loved one, maybe with flowers or donations to a charity, readings, hymns and music. Service stationery can share the memorial order of service.
It can take place at a location of your choosing, whether that’s a place of worship, at the graveside, hotel or other function style room. It can coincide with the scattering or interment of ashes or placement of a memorial and maybe even on a significant date. For burials, a graveside commemoration can also be arranged.
Our expert funeral arranger will guide you at every stage to help you create a service unique and personal to the life of your loved one.
We will provide personal, face-to-face contact to discuss your individual requirements.
We will advise and guide you on all aspects of the service, including liaising with the necessary third parties on your behalf.
We will prepare, collect and distribute all the documentation and manage external payments, that are required for the service to proceed at your chosen setting.
We will co-ordinate the service, and music for the service, floral tributes, service stationery, newspaper obituary notices, catering and memorial masonry.
We will provide a chauffeur driven limousine to collect you from a single location, to drive onwards to the service location. Let us know when planning the service if you want to pass significant landmarks and we will plan this into the journey.
We will talk with you as if there are no restrictions in place. Understanding what you want and guide you through a funeral for now and a service for later.
We will appoint one of our experienced, professional and fully trained funeral personnel to guide and support you through every step. They will:
- Ensure that all your requirements are met, confirm that arrangements and instructions are correctly recorded and that any changes noted and acted upon.
- Prepare the service location.
- Be present at your side on the day and direct all attendees.
Below are just some of the more common additional services requested. We will discuss all options with you, and the associated fees so that you can make an informed decision
Alternative burial, scatter and keepsake urns are available for you to purchase.
We can provide as many additional limousines from our luxury fleet as required to chauffeur mourners in comfort.
As well as detailing the order of the service, the service stationery can be personalised with photography, words of comfort, a favourite reading or poem perhaps. A personal touching keepsake for others to cherish.
Tributes signify the love and respect to the deceased. We have many years of organising floral tributes for the families we serve through our established relationships with trusted florists.
We can help you create a fitting monumental tribute for your loved one. We work closely with local crematoria and burial sites to understand the guidelines and restrictions they impose and to help you create a memorial that will be in keeping with their regulations.
There are many traditional and alternative ways you can memorialise ashes. You can choose to scatter or inter the ashes into grave or under a newly planted tree, or a significant location. Take ashes with you on a trip, turn them into jewellery or perhaps a vinyl record.
Collecting donations may not have been possible at the funeral or you may simply wish to continue fundraising for a charity significant to you. We can organise the secure collection and administration of charitable donations. We will record all payments made and submit them to you chosen charity(ies).
We provide you with written confirmation once we have done so, many charities also provide receipt of the donation made to them.