Why not consider a soloist, piper, harpist, an acappella singer or other musicians to create a live music feature.
You may also wish to include special music as part of the service.
A returned man or woman is entitled to be recognised for their contribution to Australia. The funeral director can make available the Australian Flag or a particular service flag, an RSL tribute, the playing of the Last Post, or display uniform, regalia or medals.
Form a Guard of Honour
Ask team mates or club members to come dressed in uniform to participate in this show of respect.
Bookmarks, Memorial cards, Orders of Service,
Thank you Cards
Funeral directors can advise you on the printing of beautiful stationery to give each person who attends the funeral or to send to family and friends afterwards.
For help with arranging your funeral booklets click here Tribute Presentations
Family and Friends Participation
When arranging a funeral, the funeral director will encourage family and friends to participate in the ceremony – reading a eulogy, carrying or escorting the coffin, lowering the coffin at burial, placing individual flowers during the ceremony or scattering rose petals at the graveside, singing a song, drawing or writing letters to place in the coffin, reading a favourite poem or some inspirational words, telling a life story, proposing a toast – these are all ways that family and friends can contribute to creating special memories.
Online Notice and Tribute
Some companies now offer to advertise the funeral and death notice on their website for free. This is offered as part of their service to you. You may wish to invite family and friends to go to this site to place their own special tribute. Ask your Funeral Director about costs and how they can help.
Consider holding a twilight service in the funeral directors Chapel or elsewhere. A sunset funeral can be the perfect setting for a farewell.