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A guide to writing eulogies

writing dedications or eulogies

Eulogies can be sprung upon people very close to ceremonies or even at the ceremony itself. While it’s not ideal and while it doesn’t happen frequently, it does happen. This guide is for both those who have been given a

A guide to writing obituaries

A guide to writing obituaries

Writing obituaries (or indeed eulogies) can feel like a huge task. Most times they are written by people who are suffering in the immediate aftermath of a loss. This can make the whole situation highly trying and without some recent

What to do with the body – Open casket and closed casket

learn more about open casket ceremonies

For many an open casket ceremony (where you can actually see the deceased person) can be highly distressing at first. Even before the ceremony as the information comes to hand the distress can overwhelm, especially where the departed person was

Post funeral gatherings

post funeral receptions explained

After all is said and done and the last goodbyes are complete all that is left to do is meet with friends and family and discuss thoughts and memories at a post funeral reception or gathering. This step is important

The guide to Funerals

the funeral information guide

Here at FuneralSuggestions we are aware that their are many different ways of approaching death and managing the ceremonies that follow. Below are just some examples of the main elements involved in the process as a whole. Please feel free

Military, police or firefighter funeral traditions

military and other service person funeral ceremonies

Military, Police or Firefighter ceremonies can carry with them special traditions and special customs which may be requested by the deceased. Obviously these type of ceremonies are only for people who either served or those for whom a very special

Memorial services and anniversaries

memorial services and funeral anniversaries

For some memorial services and anniversaries are an integral part of the grieving process. For most their will be no formal arrangement for the process however some religions do include services for anniversaries at specific time intervals. For most however

Deathbed alternatives

deathbed ideas and what you can do

Our society has many differing rituals and beliefs when it comes to death. For many the final days will be spent getting our affairs in order and for some that will include some form of religious element. While it’s important

Sikh funeral ceremonies

Sikh funeral customs

Like many other eastern religions the Sikhs have a strong belief in the afterlife. As with Buddhists the Sikh religion believes that the reincarnation cycle flows and flows until a oneness with God occurs. In terms of the ceremonies and

Quaker funeral ceremonies

quaker funerals and what to expect

The first thing to note about Quakers is that they do not have one single concept on what happens after death. Like with most Quaker traditions and principles the funeral follows what the congregation refer to as a “meeting”. For

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