Alternative Funerals In The UK

We’ve all heard it before, but it’s true: if there is only one true certainty in life, it is the inevitably of death. When we think of funerals, we may think of a certain stereotypical sort of setting involving a church, a black hearse and those attending dressed in black. However, if it isn’t your style, funeral services do not have to be traditional if you do not want them to be.
Have you ever considered alternative funerals? Whilst not for everyone, they can make an often impersonal service feel personal. Alternative funerals can be a reminder for everyone attending that whilst they are all united for a very sad reason, that it should nevertheless be a bespoke celebration for the person who has passed. This may help to ease the underlying tensions already felt by those trying to come to terms with the death of a loved one, and the grieving process, and help mourners better connect with each other.
There are many different alternative funeral styles to choose from if you are not following certain customs of religion for a funeral service, it could be an artistic or eco-friendly funeral or a big party-style celebration. There are numerous ways to celebrate the life of a loved one who has passed away that you might not have previously considered, that may help to make the service a celebration of the one who has passed away (or indeed, perhaps you are arranging for yourself) life.

Boat funeral

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A funeral service does not necessarily have to take place in a church, you may perhaps choose a boat funeral instead. Source: poppysfunerals.co.uk
Didn’t think a boat funeral was possible? Funeral services such as this one located in North London give people the option of just that: of having the funeral service on a boat. It could be the perfect choice to honour a lost loved one.

Eco-friendly funeral

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Often cheaper than a wooden or metal coffin, cardboard coffins can also be decorated too. Source: poppysfunerals.co.uk
With more of us becoming environmentally conscious in our day-to-day lives, it makes sense that we may consider an environmentally friendly option in our death. For example, there are cardboard coffins, which replace the tradition wooden kind and are biodegradable. They also tend to be far easier to carry too.  You can also get these personalised, such as those offered by Poppy’s Funerals here.

Motorbike funeral

Whilst typically funeral services are often proceeded by the coffin driving in a hearse, it doesn’t have to be this way. Perhaps the deceased loved their motors and you would like to pay your respects to them by travelling to their funeral service by motorbike. Well, if you want to celebrate their lives in the most fitting way possible by hiring a motorbike,  that can be done. The website also has the range of a fleet of cars to choose from if a motorbike isn’t preferred. This could be anything from a leopard print hearse, a silver limousine or even a Union Jack hearse.

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