Our cultures and society are ever changing, even the way we celebrate and mourn are affected. Funerals have changed significantly from what they were 50 to 100 years ago, and will continue to change and adapt as the human race evolves and society develops. Personalisation in any way shape or form seems to be a common theme in modern funerals and shines a light on the importance of planning ahead when thinking about your wishes when you pass away. We are looking at some of the personal touches you may find at a modern funeral.
We are more attached to our pets than ever, and in modern society we see our pets as part of the family. Now, if you’re a pet owner, you can have your pet at your funeral in some service providers.
RAINBOW IS THE NEW BLACK
Gone are the days where funerals are a sea of black, a really popular request from funeral attendees is that they wear colour instead of morbid black. As well as colour, football shirts seem to be extremely popular too, and even fancy dress!
Instead of the standard floral arrangements, people are opting for arrangements designed into their loved ones favourite things. From football crests to bingo cards, the possibilities are endless when it comes to personalising your loved ones floral arrangements.
Music at funerals has evolved from the traditional hymns and prayers, in favour of a more modern approach with readings and modern music that your loved one may have loved themselves or is a reflection of their personality.