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Organising a funeral

Organising a funeral for a loved one can be quite an overwhelming and daunting experience. When making funeral arrangements, it’s important that you take all the time you need to reach a decision. Our caring professionals will help you arrange a funeral that is personal to your family and exceeds your expectations.

 

In this section, we will provide help and advice on: 

    • Choosing a funeral director
    • Hearses and funeral cars
    • Coffins, caskets and urns
    • Music and hymns
    • How to write a eulogy
    • Funeral flowers
    • Charity donations
    • How to write an obituary
    • Funeral Notices
    • Organising a wake

 

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Learn more about making funeral arrangements

 

Choosing a funeral director

This guide will explain how to choose a funeral director that will arrange a fitting funeral for your loved one, ensuring all of the arrangements run smoothly and a dignified service is delivered.

How to choose a funeral director

 

 

Hearses and funeral cars

Make your loved one’s final journey a memorable one. This guide will explain all the options available to you; including hearses, funeral cars, limousines and alternative transport arrangements.

Arrange funeral transport

 

 

Coffins, caskets and urns

This guide will provide you with information on our extensive collection of coffins, caskets and urns, including our colourful range which gives you the opportunity to plan a unique service for your loved one.

Choosing a coffin, casket or urn

 

 

Music and hymns

As funerals become more tailored to reflect the life of the person who has sadly passed away, families are opting to play a loved one’s favourite piece of music at their funeral service.

Popular songs for funerals

 

 

Eulogies 

Eulogies help remind family and friends of the memories and legacy their loved one has left behind. This useful guide will help you write a memorable eulogy in tribute to the person who has sadly passed away.

How to write a eulogy

 

 

Flowers and floral tributes

Funeral flowers and floral tributes are a beautiful way of creating a personal tribute to a loved one. We will guide you through all of your available options, from funeral wreaths to coffin and casket sprays.

Popular floral tributes

 

 

Charity donations

Many families choose to remember their loved one with funeral donations in lieu of flowers. At Dignity, we can make all the necessary arrangements and send the money to your chosen charity.

Arranging charity donations

 

 

Obituaries 

This step-by-step guide will explain all of the essential parts of an obituary, helping you celebrate the life of your loved one and share details about the forthcoming funeral.

How to write an obituary

 

 

Funeral Notices

Dignity’s Funeral Notices Service is a simple, elegant and convenient way to inform people about the details of a funeral via email, Facebook and Twitter. Send flowers and make charity donations with this unique service.

Learn more about Funeral Notices

 

 

Organising a wake

When arranging a funeral for your loved one, you may want to consider holding a wake after the service. Our caring and dedicated Funeral Directors will offer help and support when making these necessary arrangements.

How to organise a wake

 

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