When it comes to saying our final goodbyes to a loved one, there is no one-size-fits-all approach. Funeral services can vary in type and style, allowing families to choose what best honours the memory of their departed and suits their unique needs. At Silver Dove Funerals, we understand the importance of tailoring these services to reflect the wishes of the family. Let’s delve into the different types and styles of funeral services we offer.
Types of Funeral Services
For many families, a traditional burial is a meaningful way to lay their loved one to rest. If you have an existing family grave, it can accommodate multiple family members, fostering a sense of togetherness even in eternity. In the absence of such a grave, Silver Dove Funerals
suggest for families to visit the cemetery of choice to select and purchase the grave at that time. The Cemetery staff will usually provide the advice for the appropriate grave site to meet both their needs and budget. We also provide them ‘guidance’ as to the dollar figures that they may likely encounter.
Cremation has become a preferred option for those who seek a more cost-effective alternative to burial. It eliminates the expenses associated with grave purchases, opening, closing, and the optional headstone or plaque. However, the cost of cremation can also vary between cemeteries. Silver Dove Funerals can help you navigate this choice, ensuring it meets both your emotional and financial needs.
Styles of Funeral Services
1. A Service with Attendees:
Sometimes, a formal farewell service is the ideal way to honour a loved one. This service takes place at a Church, Chapel, or another suitable venue, where family, friends, colleagues, and others come together to pay their respects and share cherished memories. Following the service, a burial or cremation is arranged, providing closure for everyone in attendance.
2. A Service with No Attendees:
In certain circumstances, factors like financial constraints, geographical distances, or the age of the deceased person may make it impractical to hold a service with attendees. In such cases, a burial or cremation can proceed without a formal gathering. Instead, a memorial service may be planned for a future date and time when everyone can come together to remember and celebrate the life of the departed.
3. A Memorial Service:
A memorial service, following a “no service, no attendance” approach, offers an attractive alternative. It allows friends and family to gather at a later time, choosing a venue, date, and budget that suits everyone involved. This venue need not be a traditional Church or Chapel; it can be a local club or any place of significance. Memorial services are popular for their flexibility, cost-effectiveness, and the ability to accommodate everyone who wishes to attend.
At Silver Dove Funerals, we understand that each family’s needs are unique, and we are dedicated to tailoring our services to meet your wishes. Whether you opt for a traditional burial, a cost-effective cremation, a formal service with attendees, or a more relaxed memorial service, our compassionate team is here to support you every step of the way. Together, we can create a meaningful farewell that truly honours your loved one’s life.