Funeral trends for 2023

Just like every industry, the way funerals operate and organisations operate changes with the times and it would be naïve to think that funerals aren’t a part of our culture that is ever-changing and adapting along with the generations of human beings. Indeed, there is a huge sense of traditionalism in different cultures, religions and countries, however, with people adapting every single day there are subtle changes and trends that emerge in the funeral industry despite traditional values still being a massive part of the modern funeral service. With that in mind, we’re sharing some of the trends we are expecting to see incorporated into funerals in 2023 and how services will adapt for the future.


In 2020, screening funerals online and delivering virtual services became a necessity for many families across the UK and although it initially felt like a massive shift in how we come together to mourn and celebrate the life of our loved ones, it has ultimately become something that has been a welcome opportunity to deliver a service to a wider audience. It is no secret that it can be extremely difficult to travel to funeral services in the times we are living in with a cost of living crisis plaguing the UK, so providing a virtual option for those who have a further distance to travel can be hugely beneficial to those wanting to pay their respects from afar. Not only that, virtual funeral services allow families to reduce the size of the services altogether which can really bring down the costs of providing a setting that can fit everybody in along with a wake to follow. As a result, we expect to see virtual funeral services to continue to thrive in 2023 for numerous reasons to create an inclusive service for everybody to attend.


Collectively as human beings we are becoming more and more conscious of our affect on the environment around us and how we can improve it, which has now filtered into the way we hold our funeral services too and we expect this to only increase in 2023. Sustainable options are becoming more and more popular in the UK with a rise in greener burials, eco-friendly urns and caskets and more environmentally friendly cremations. Sourcing the resources needed for your funeral service will also help, by employing local services like florists and funeral directors you are minimising the carbon footprint deliveries can leave behind.


Traditional funeral services continue to be a popular option for many families, however, the increase in more personalised and tailored services to really meet the final wishes of the deceased have been championed more than ever and the beauty of creating a more personalised service is that it can be very subtle or full-scale. When it comes to funeral planning the versatility and flexibility in your options is rapidly increasing and will continue to do so in 2023, so with just a little research you can find exactly what you’re looking for without having to compromise on the service you and your family want to host for your loved one.