About your wishes
My funeral wishes are included in my will, is this not enough?
Wills are often left unread until after the funeral so it can be difficult for your wishes to be passed on. It is not advisable to rely on your will to share your funeral wishes with your family.
Who should I share my funeral wishes with?
It is advisable to give a close friend or family member a copy of your funeral wishes to keep with their records so they are easily accessible when the time comes.
Do my family have to follow my wishes?
There is no legal requirement for your family to follow your funeral wishes, however where a person’s wishes have been shared, they are often followed.
Do I need to plan the entire funeral?
You can think about in as little or as much detail as you like. Your wishes can be something as simple as a song you’d like to be played at your funeral or somewhere special you’d like your ashes to be scattered
Is there anything a funeral needs to include?
A funeral provides an opportunity for your friends and family to come together to express their grief and celebrate your life. A funeral can be as simple and low key as you want – you should not feel pressured into requesting a lavish ceremony. There does not even need to be a service before the cremation if you do not want there to be.