What happens on the day of a funeral

By the time the day of the funeral arrives all details regarding the service and arrangements will be finalised. So there will be nothing left for you to worry about, you can concentrate on the day ahead.

It will have been decided where you want the funeral procession to begin from, typically this will be from the home of the person who has sadly passed away, though you may choose a different location. We will arrive at an agreed time allowing you to be able to view any floral tributes before leaving for the service.

All family and friends who are travelling in the funeral cars will need to arrive to the agreed location where the procession will start.
If guests want to follow the funeral procession they are also welcome to start from here.

Once everyone is ready to leave and are seated comfortably in our chauffeur driven limousines the journey will begin, passing by any special meaningful landmarks that have been requested to be driven by.

Our lady funeral director often leads the cortege on foot for a short distance before getting into the hearse. Upon arrival at the chosen location they will lead the cortege once more.

Once at the church or crematorium the funeral director will lead you into the building, walking either in front or behind the coffin.

A sufficient amount of pallbearers will escort the coffin with dignity and respect. If it was decided that you wanted family and friends to pall bear they will be informed what they need to do.

Once all of the guests have arrived the service will begin. Traditionally close family will sit on the first few rows in the venue.
The order of the funeral ceremony is completely unique to every family.

Once the service has come to an end we will show you over to the area where flowers and floral tributes may have been laid. You will then be escorted to the next destination whether this be a committal service or a wake.

Your funeral director will be nearby from start to end, so any questions or concerns you may have, just ask. That is what we are here for.

We will give you a call during the following days after you loved one’s funeral to ensure that everything went smoothly, and the service was exactly what you wanted.

We will also discuss any donations that were taken and how these will be donated.

If your loved one was cremated, we will arrange a convenient time for you to come and collect the ashes if that is what you want.

You may also have some other questions that you want to ask, so we can run through all of that with you.

Once you have had your loved one’s funeral, time will pass by and you might then feel ready to decide what you would like to do with your loved ones ashes.

You might decide that you want to scatter them in a garden of remembrance or at a special meaningful location.

We have a range of beautiful scatter tubes that you might want to take a look at if that is your plan.

Some families decide that they want to keep the ashes close to them at home, and therefore want an urn to keep them in.
We offer a large selection of urns – granite, ceramic, brass.
If this is something that you want to discuss further just give us a call.

Or maybe you would like a small amount of them turned into ashes jewellery, this is very popular with families.

If you would like a traditional memorial our team of experienced staff who are based in the same location as our funeral staff will be happy to help you.

We have a beautiful memorial showroom at both of our branches – Bloxwich and West Bromwich.

As well as memorials that are shown in our brochures, we also offer a bespoke design service.

Feel free to browse a selection of our memorials on our website, for our full collection, please get in touch.