What are themed funerals?

themed funerals

What are themed funerals?

Funerals are no longer one-size-fits-all occasions; they are increasingly becoming tailored and personalised celebrations that reflect the individual and their unique qualities.

Personalised funerals tend to be more joyful in nature than traditional funerals, and bring together family and friends to celebrate and remember the life of a loved one. Such funerals offer the chance to incorporate a theme, centred around something significant to the deceased – a passion, achievement, colour, or special place, for example. 

Themed funerals aren’t particularly new; for decades people have been attending funerals dressed brightly, or incorporating a particular colour at the request of their loved one. In particular, football teams have featured prominently in themed funerals, with flowers and elements of the dress code matched to team colours, while the team’s anthem is played before or after the service.

However, some themed funerals take the idea to a whole different level. For example, superhero-themed funerals have grown in popularity, while others have a fairy-tale theme, or are themed around a favourite band, musician, or TV show.

Themed funerals are an opportunity for the deceased to share their passion with their family and friends one last time. You might be asked to keep things simple and wear the deceased’s favourite colour, or you could be required to wear full on fancy-dress – it all depends on what has been specified in their funeral plan.

A funeral plan allows someone to arrange their funeral in advance to leave clear instructions on how they would like the day to go – including details for their ideal themed funeral. Not only does a funeral plan ensure their final wishes are carried out, it eliminates the guesswork of planning their funeral, easing the emotional burden for their family.

The financial burden is also reduced as funeral costs are fixed at today’s prices, and everything is paid for in advance, meaning no hefty bill for the family. To see how a funeral plan could help with arranging themed funerals, contact us now or call 0800 411 8683 and one of our friendly advisors will be happy to help.

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