What Are the Different Types of Funeral Services

Types of Funeral Services

Losing a loved one is an extremely emotional and challenging time for all of us. When it comes to arranging a funeral, the process can feel overwhelming during this difficult time. Choosing the right type of funeral service is one of the first steps in arranging a dignified send-off for your loved one. This guide aims to assist families in making the right decision for them.

Unattended Funerals

An unattended funeral (also known as a direct transfer) is a type of funeral service where a loved one’s funeral takes place without the presence of mourners. At Green Willow Funerals, we offer our White Willow Cremations service which is a low-cost funeral option that will take place at a local crematorium in South-East Wales. The process is a more straightforward approach to funeral arrangements and is often chosen for loved ones who didn’t want a fuss or wanted a minimal funeral. Learn more

Attended Funerals

An attended funeral is a funeral service where family and friends come together to commemorate the life of a loved one. There are many different types of funeral options available for families arranging an attended funeral.

Traditional Funerals

A traditional funeral service usually follows long-established traditions which can include family viewing a loved one, a funeral procession, a formal ceremony followed by a funeral reception (also known as a wake). Learn more

Bespoke Funerals

A bespoke funeral service allows families to create a tailored and truly personal funeral to reflect the uniqueness and interests of a loved one. Families may choose to include traditional elements or alternative options such as colourful attire, choice of vehicles and location. Learn more

Environmental Funerals

Environmental funerals look to reduce the overall impact of a funeral on the environment. When choosing an environmental funeral, families may wish to choose a natural burial where a loved one will be laid to rest in a peaceful setting of natural beauty. Learn more

Religious Funerals

Religious funeral services centre around the importance of a loved one’s religious beliefs. Green Willow Funerals conduct funerals for all faiths and work closely with religious leaders to follow traditions and practices. Learn more

Non-Religious Funerals

A non-religious funeral service (also known as a humanist funeral) focuses on celebrating the life of a loved one without any religious or spiritual elements. The ceremony will often be led by a humanist officiant. Learn More

Children’s Funerals

The loss of a young life is devastating and deeply emotional. Children’s funerals are tailored around a family’s unique circumstances and can provide a space for family and friends to come together during this difficult time. At Green Willow Funerals, we will be by your side every step of the way. We do not charge for our services for children under the age of 18. Learn more

If you are unsure of which type of funeral service to choose, or if you would like to speak with one of our experienced funeral directors, we are here to help. We have funeral homes in Cardiff, Dinas Powys and Newport or you can contact us

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