What’s the most appropriate way to celebrate the life of a loved one? Of course, there’s no right answer to that question, it’s purely a matter of choice and personal preference.
For some people, only a traditional funeral, with all its formality and ceremony, will do. And while you might think that’s the only way you can do it, traditional funerals are getting more and more expensive with costs rising every year, But there are alternatives available.
Like many people, you may decide that it’s the celebration of life (also known as a wake) that’s the most important thing to you, rather than a big funeral service. Instead, you can opt for a simple, straightforward direct cremation with a company such as Distinct Cremations. With cremations arranged directly with the crematorium, this is much cheaper option and much easier to arrange.
With a simplified funeral, you can focus on organising a separate memorial service that’s unique to the deceased and the way you want to remember them. Bringing people together to remember your loved one can be an uplifting experience and an important part of the grieving process. The good news is that you don’t need a funeral director to arrange a great memorial service, especially if you’d prefer to keep things simple. With a bit of effort and organisation, you can do it yourself.
Our guide will give you a few useful tips on organising a funeral service and how you might want the service to run.