Bespoke Funerals

A bespoke funeral service is tailored to a family’s specific wishes and the preferences of their loved one. When choosing a bespoke funeral, it allows you to add unique elements and personal touches to create a meaningful and personalised tribute. There are many aspects of a bespoke funeral service that can be personalised depending on a family’s wishes and desires.

Our funeral directors are experienced in planning bespoke funerals and will work with you to understand the wishes of your loved one. We will assist in the coordination and implementation of any unique elements to create a fitting tribute and carry out the funeral the way they would have wanted.

Talk to us

If you are looking to arrange a bespoke funeral or if you have any questions, call us to speak with a member of our compassionate team.

02920 524 200

Bespoke Funerals

Venue

Many funeral services are still conducted at a place of worship or a chapel on crematorium/ cemetery grounds. There are many alternative venue options available for either funeral services or wakes, which can include a sporting venue or a place that represents your loved one’s hobbies or interests.

Tone

When choosing a bespoke funeral, you may opt for a particular tone of the funeral, there are many different types including celebration of life, remembrance, traditional, modern, casual, amongst many more. The tone of the funeral can be achieved through attire personalisation options and some families may wish to have a theme to reflect a loved one’s interests and values.

Transport

Aside from a traditional black hearse, nowadays there are many alternative and memorable funeral transport options including a motorcycle and sidecar hearse, horse-drawn funeral carriages, and converted Volkswagen Campervans to name a few.

Music and Readings

The choice of music and readings can be personalised to truly reflect the character of your loved one with their favourite genres, songs, or poems. Family and friends can also deliver eulogies or share stories and fond memories about a loved one for a more intimate service. Visual elements can also be used to display photographs, achievements and memorable moments.

Memorials

After the funeral has taken place, families can choose to create personalised memorials such as urns, memorial jewellery, keepsakes, or a unique gravestone. These can serve as reminders and keep a loved one close.

Costs

When arranging a funeral, the costs will depend on the arrangements and options you would like to include. Green Willow Funerals aim to accommodate your every need, with no request being too small or large for us to deliver.

Care Fees
Professional Fees£1,905
Bringing into Care£180
Viewing£60
Transport Options
A Traditional Black Hearse£360
A Horse-Drawn Funeral CarriageFrom £1,435
Limousine (space for up to 7 passengers)£220
CoffinSee our range of coffins
Third-Party Costs
CremationFrom £870
Burial – Grave PurchaseFrom £1050
Burial – Grave Opening£1040
Based on Thornhill Cemetery and Crematorium fees
Order of ServiceFrom £79
Press NoticeFrom £132
Officiant – Clergy/ Humanist/ Civil Celebrant£94 – £240
Other Costs
Bringing your loved one to a church, home or another venue before the funeral:
Weekdays£340
Weekends/Bank Holidays£385
Saturday Funeral£460
Professional Fees for 2nd/subsequent days£435

*A surplus of £250 will be added if full payment is not received within 60 days of the funeral.
**Prices are subject to change, please contact your funeral director to confirm the latest costs.
***Our pricelists can be found on our Funeral Options page.

Frequently Asked Questions

We answer some of the most common questions our funeral directors receive:

Will I be able to see my loved one?

Yes, arrangements can be made to see your loved one in one of our funeral homes. In rare cases, a viewing may not be advised, in which case a closed coffin viewing can be arranged.

Where will my loved one be taken?

If your loved one dies expectedly, they would be taken to rest at one of our funeral homes, located at; Heath in Cardiff, Malpas in Newport, or Station Road in Dinas Powys.

How long does it take to arrange a funeral?

Depending on the circumstance, an attended funeral usually takes between 2-3 weeks to arrange. Timescales may vary depending on if your loved one is taken into the coroner’s care and whether you are arranging a burial or cremation. Your funeral director will work with you to discuss a date for the funeral that works best for you.

When is payment due?

Once you have met with your funeral director and discussed your loved one’s wishes, payment is required to cover the cost of third-party disbursements before the funeral can be arranged. Once payment is received, a funeral date can be confirmed. The remainder of the balance will be required within 60 days of the funeral. If you are choosing a White Willow Cremation, full payment is due at the time of arrangement.

Talk to our compassionate team on
02920 524 200

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