Whilst the traditional aspects of a funeral ceremony can give mourners great comfort during a time of grief, some families also like to pay tribute to their loved one with personalised touches, creating a more meaningful way to honour someone’s memory.
Our beautiful funeral ideas guide is here to give our readers an idea of the range of options available when planning a funeral.
Beautiful hearse ideas
A hearse, which is also sometimes called a funeral coach, is used to lead a funeral procession on the way to a ceremony, and then to the burial site or crematorium. Hearses range from discreet and traditional through to special carriages such as Harley Davidson hearses, tank hearses and fire truck hearses. Here is a selection of beautiful funeral hearses we have found online:
Beautiful coffin ideas
There are hundreds of coffin manufacturers in the UK offering a range of traditional, modern and natural options. We have hand picked some of the more unusual and beautiful coffin types below:
Beautiful flower arrangements
A flower arrangement can act as a centrepiece to a ceremony. You can choose to have a colourful arrangement or opt for pale pinks and whites for a more reserved look. Speaking with a funeral director or florist often helps people to decide the colours, shape, and layout of flower arrangements, see below for some examples of beautiful funeral flowers.
Personalised flower arrangement
There are many flower companies that will offer personalised floral arrangements laid out as a word or shape. You will typically have a choice of colours, but florists will aim to use seasonal and fresh materials when making the arrangement.
Butterfly floral tribute
Many florists can create butterfly floral tributes using flowers of your choice. These can help to decorate the entrance to a funeral venue, as a coffin arrangement, or be laid as a memorial.
A basket arrangement can be used to decorate the funeral venue, crematorium or place of rest. The baskets come in a variety of colours and sizes and you can take guidance from your florist on the flowers to use.
Similar to a basket arrangement, posies can be used to decorate a venue, crematorium or be left as a memorial. Your florist will be able to guide you on the flowers to use depending on the season.
Beautiful memorial ideas
There are lots of creative and beautiful ways to pay tribute to a life lived, often in the form of a memorial, here are some that we have found:
A beautiful and unique way to give everyone a chance to share a message or memory of a loved one. Set up an area with small stones, permanent markers and bowl, large jar or even a hollowed-out trunk for attendees to leave a message on a pebble.
Similar to the idea of memorial pebbles but instead using either a small tree or branches laid out in a vase and small labels.
Natural woodland funerals
Woodland burial sites offer a beautiful and natural final resting place for a loved one amongst protected flora, fauna and woodland.