This is a relatively new concept and yet not. You may have heard an elderly relative say, “When I die, I want no fuss.” or “When I die, I’d like you all to wear bright colours and have a laugh.” Leaving a pre-planned funeral ceremony can be a way of communicating one last time with your family and friends after you’ve gone. This can bring a sense of comfort and connection with you. It gives you an opportunity to tell your story one last time, to pick songs that you want to play for those assembled and it’s a way of making your ceremony very personal. You can leave words to be read out for those closest to you, you can ensure that your eulogy is accurate and you can include those things in your ceremony that are meaningful to you, and that will be meaningful to those attending.
You can arrange a meeting with me to plan what you would like in your ceremony. This can include:
Then leave the funeral ceremony plan and/or the celebrant’s details with your will or your family members so that when the time comes, your ceremony of farewell is truly from you to your family and friends, as well as from them to you.