What happens on the day of the funeral?
At Emotions Funeral Service, we are here to guide you through every step of the process. Our guide today is going to share with you what you can expect to happen on the day of the funeral.
The Funeral Procession
At Emotions, we have our own vehicles to take your family and friends to the funeral service, ensuring you arrive safely and on time. Our hearse will transfer your loved one’s coffin or casket as agreed with you prior. Inside the hearse, you may also place a floral tribute, picture or flowers. Our team check all routes in advance to ensure there will be no delays, and we provide pallbearers who will carry the coffin into the crematorium or church before the service begins.
The funeral procession generally begins at the home of the person who has passed away, however, you may choose a different location if you prefer. We will arrive with 'me to spare to arrange any flowers or tributes. Before the day, you will need to arrange between your family and friends who will travel in the procession and who will follow behind, to ensure that everyone meets with plenty of 'me. If you would like to pass a landmark or location that brings back special memories as part of the route, we can personalise the procession to fit your desires. Our professional drivers will escort your family to the vehicle and ensure you have everything you need for the service.
The Funeral Service
All staff at Emotions, try to ensure that every step of the day has been taken care of, including communicating with the person who is conducting the service and any order of service sheets you may have requested. The Funeral Director will lead you into the church or crematorium, where the coffin will be placed upon a catafalque, which is a wooden platform. Rest assured that the service won’t start until all of your guests have arrived and settled in. In our planning meeting, we will have discussed the service in detail with you. Some venues are restricted with time, but the service typically can include music, funeral hymns, poems and readings from family members or friends. Once the service has concluded, you will be taken over to where flowers have been laid. If you are having a committal service, you will then be escorted to this. A committal service takes place after the main funeral and may be held at the same location. If you have chosen a burial, this will typically take place at the graveside of your loved one.
The wake or funeral reception
After the service, you may wish to hold a wake or funeral reception with your friends and family. These are typically less formal than the funeral service and aim to celebrate the life of your loved one. We can help to provide you with suggestions for venues that would be appropriate for your party size and location.
If you have any questions regarding what happens on the day of the funeral, our phone line is open twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. We’re here to discuss any concerns you may have, so please don’t hesitate to contact us on 01422 345472