Funeral Planning: 3 Frequently Asked Questions


If you have recently lost a loved one and need to plan their funeral, you may have a lot of questions about the traditions and conventions which exist around the ceremony. Below are the answers to some of the questions people often have when planning a funeral. Do the mourners have to wear black? While it is traditional at Australian funerals for the mourners to wear black, this is no longer enforced as strictly as it once was.

18 April 2018

Three Tips for Choosing the Perfect Funeral Flowers


Planning a funeral is usually a sorrowful and overwhelming experience as you battle your grief alongside the pressure of putting together the perfect send-off for your loved one. This means that ordering flowers can sometimes fall towards the bottom of your funeral arrangement priority list. This simple guide to choosing funeral flowers sets out three important things you might want to consider when choosing funeral flowers. Consider the Personality and Interests of Your Loved One

3 January 2018

Restoring Your Family Plot


In generations gone by it was common for many generations of a family to be buried in a family plot. Not only did this make it easier for relatives to pay respects to multiple people at once, but also it provided a comforting suggestion of continuity and family both now and in the hereafter. For families who are looking to restore the daily plot, here are some tips.  Use an experienced headstone company

11 September 2017

The Sympathy Meal: How You Can Help After a Friend Has Lost a Loved One


A death in the family can be about the most overwhelming thing that can be experienced. In addition to making the necessary funeral arrangements, the family is also plunged into a state of grief, making everyday life difficult. Many things understandably fall by the wayside, and this is why the sympathy meal is something that friends of the bereaved might wish to supply to those in the affected household. It really just involves you cooking a dish and bringing it to the family so that they can still have a hearty meal, thus giving them one less thing to worry about.

27 March 2017

Funeral Planning: Understanding the Different Types of Services


The process of planning a funeral can be difficult and emotionally overwhelming. Therefore, it is important to acquire professional assistance from a funeral home. The experts will help you handle the numerous aspects and requirements of funeral arrangement. One of the primary aspects to consider is the type of service that you would like for the departed. The choice will depend primarily on religious and even cultural practices. In addition, you should consider personal preferences and the set budget.

22 February 2017

How to Celebrate the Life of a Nature Lover


After a loved one passes, taking some time to celebrate their life, achievements and interests is an important part of the healing process as well as a way to honour them. If your deceased friend or relative loved nature, then there are many excellent ways to incorporate that into your plans. Holding a 'green' funeral is a lovely way to say goodbye in a natural location, using eco-friendly products. To commemorate the life of your loved one, you could consider a memorial bench or tree or donate to one of their favourite nature charities.

21 November 2016

Funeral Music and Poetry - A Guide


When you are tasked with arranging a loved one's funeral, it can be difficult to decide on what music and words to include in the service.  Here's a quick guide to give you some ideas. Poetry A well-chosen poem can really resonate emotionally with those attending the funeral service.  Good poetry can make people feel happy, sad, nostalgic or joyful, depending on the mood you wish to create for the occasion.

23 September 2016

3 Considerations When Choosing A Headstone


Choosing a headstone can be a daunting task when you're grieving the loss of a loved one. It's a permanent memorial in honour of their life, so it's natural to feel a little under pressure when finalising the details. Here are a few considerations to bear in mind that will help you choose a suitable headstone: Material Bronze, granite and marble are the most commonly used materials for headstones. When choosing the material for your headstone, you should consider both the maintenance required and the location of your memorial.

31 August 2016