Urns & Keepsakes
Memorials for ashes
Storage of ashes can be done in different ways. Traditional wood caskets can be made from the same material as the coffin and carry a name plate, or you can choose an eco-friendly casket made from willow, wicker, wool, cardboard or bamboo. Urns are also popular and come in a variety of different styles including highly traditional urn shapes as well as contemporary designs. Many are available in different sizes so smaller mementos can be kept alongside or shared amongst family members. Finally, there are scatter tubes which are also available in a wide variety of different styles and designs.
Other forms of memorial
There are many other ways you can memorialise a loved one’s legacy or memory. Keepsakes, online memorials, memorial trees, bushes, or plants, benches or plaques in favourite places. Some people arrange events as commemorations or at anniversaries. You may want to consider a lasting legacy such as a prize or bursary.
You can also commission a special piece of jewellery which contains their ashes so that they remain close to the wearer in a very tangible way throughout life.
Arrange a Funeral FAQs
Is there a cost difference between a burial and cremation?
The costs depend on where you plan to be buried or cremated as fees vary dramatically throughout the UK.
I'd like to have a private funeral but a big party - can you help?
We can assist with event planning for all elements of your funeral from the simple send-off to an extravagant celebration.
Are we limited to the number of cars?
You can have as many cars as you like, and if this is not enough, we can explore coaches or other options.
I am worried about thanking everyone who attends...
We can help. On the day we can provide attendance cards for mourners to sign or leave a message of condolence. We will collate them and bring them to you after the funeral so you can focus on saying goodbye. There's also our website where people can leave online tributes.
How long should we keep the ashes?
There's no right or wrong answer. Retaining ashes is a very personal thing. Some people want to scatter them at a later date, others can't bear to part with them. We can help by providing practical storage advice and guiding you to make the decision that is most fitting for you and your family.
Can we take the flowers home after the funeral?
You can keep or leave, all or part, of any tribute just as you please. Often a memento is taken by family members or sometimes sprays can be donated to a church, hospice or nursing home. There is no "rule".