Aspects of service
A funeral service is made up of various elements which families can combine to make the perfect service that meets their spiritual and emotional needs.
For the funeral service you are arranging – here is some information on the aspects of service which White Lady Funerals can then tailor to your needs.
A viewing is a special time for family and friends to pay their respects to their loved one who is present, dressed for service and presented in their coffin or casket.
Holding a viewing is a valuable experience, and is part of the funeral traditions of many peoples and cultures. Should you wish to hold a viewing, your White Lady can discuss with you the options that are available. We might ask at this stage whether you would like to hold the viewing at one of our beautiful funeral homes, your home, a church, a chapel or at a different venue.
Whatever your choice, we will support you.
Funeral services are formal gatherings, often presided over by a member of a church or a celebrant. They can be traditional or modern, a reflection on life, religious, spiritual or a celebration of a life.
White Lady Funerals specialise in tailoring the funeral service to your spiritual, cultural and emotional needs and so if there is something you would like to discuss with us, we will do our best to make it part of your meaningful farewell to a loved one. This includes your choice of venue, special requests to personalise the funeral service and a range of accessories to create a service that will be remembered by all who attend.
More information on the elements of religious services and how we can help you personalise it to your family’s needs is available.
A service at the graveside can be an important time to say goodbye. Graveside services can be in addition to a funeral service held at another venue or can be the sole service.
There are many options available to you should you wish to hold a graveside service to honour your loved one, and we can help make it perfect; for example through the release of balloons, doves or butterflies.
We would be honoured to help you fulfil your wishes.
A witnessing service is held when a permanent memorial is complete. It can be a chance to say another goodbye, and gives family and friends who were unable to attend the funeral service an opportunity to pay their last respects.
Your White Lady can help arrange this for you.
After a cremation has taken place, some families choose to remember their loved one in a special way and scatter their remains in a place that was special to the deceased. It can be a place that their loved one spent time at, such as a river, a golf course, a beach or garden.
If you plan on scattering ashes in a public space then it is important to check whether permissions are required. Your White Lady funeral home can assist to create a meaningful and personal ash scattering.
If you are planning to scatter ashes, it can be a good idea to keep some aside for permanent memorialisation as this can be very helpful in coping with grief.
Family gathering or wake
Your White Lady funeral director can help arrange a family gathering because you shouldn’t have to worry about this task.
From venues to menus, we can help bring together a gathering that makes all your guests feel welcome, and which leaves you free to be there for your family.