We see more and more personalised funerals, but the service will most likely build on the same core concepts. It will usually take place in a church or chapel, or at a place that was special to the person or the family, such as a beach, a garden, the local RSL or the family home. You'd be surprised by how many ways in which your funeral director can help you create a funeral service that truly reflects the life and values of your loved one, making it unique to them.
Yes. Tobin Brothers, a Guardian Funeral Provider, encourages families to participate in a funeral service. For example you can form a guard of honour or deliver a eulogy. You can decorate the coffin or you can release doves, butterflies or balloons at the end of the service. Participating in the funeral allows you to express your feelings more meaningfully and will give the service a more personal touch.