Five Ways To Select Appropriate Flowers And Offerings For Asian Funerals


When helping families plan Asian funerals, one of the most culturally significant elements to get right is the selection of meaningful flowers and offerings. Different Asian cultures have their own traditional funeral flowers and offerings that convey deep symbolism and pay respect to the deceased. 1. Picking Appropriate Flowers For Asian Funerals Flowers play a profound role in Asian funeral traditions. White flowers like lilies symbolise the purity of the soul passing to the afterlife in many Asian cultures.

31 August 2023

Asian Funerals: 5 Traditions


Funerals are a time to mourn, remember, and honour the life of a person who has passed away. In Asian cultures, funerals are steeped in tradition and cultural practices that reflect the deep respect and reverence for the deceased. Here are five traditions commonly observed in Asian funerals. Scroll down to find out more. White Clothing In many Asian cultures, white is the colour of mourning and is worn by family members and close relatives of the deceased during the funeral.

20 April 2023

The Necessity Of A Good Funeral Director For Interfaith Families


Planning a funeral can be a challenging and emotional process, especially for interfaith families who may have different cultural and religious traditions to consider. In these situations, it is important to have a funeral director who is sensitive to the unique needs and concerns of interfaith families and can help them navigate the planning process, from the earliest stages to the proceedings on the day. Read on for some of the key reasons to consider an experienced funeral director for your interfaith family service.

21 December 2022

Has Your Loved One Passed Away? How To Plan A More Personal Funeral


If your loved one has passed away and you want the funeral to be personal, now's the time to talk to the funeral home. You might think that funeral homes make you stick to a traditional funeral setting. That's not the case though. The funeral home is there to help you plan the right funeral for your loved one. They'll help you make your loved one's funeral as personal as you want it to be.

27 July 2022

Two suggestions for those who need to order headstones


Here are some suggestions to keep in mind if you need to order a headstone. Consult the deceased's close friends and immediate family members about the inscription Most headstones feature inscriptions. The selection of this inscription is an important decision and one that funeral home staff advise their clients to make very carefully. Even if you are the one who will be ordering and paying for this headstone, it is still sensible to consult the close friends and immediate family members of the deceased before finalising the inscription.

29 March 2022

Three Reasons That Cremation Can Be More Convenient Than Burial


Choosing between cremation and burial for a loved one can be a really difficult choice, especially if you aren't sure of their wishes. This article aims to explain three of the benefits of cremation over burial, from the flexibility to the cost. Easily Transport Your Loved One's Ashes Burial is a beautiful, meaningful option if your loved one and their family have a long history in one place, but this isn't always the case.

30 November 2021

Are You Planning an Asian Funeral? Tips and Guidelines for a Successful Event


Traditional Asian funerals are different from western funerals in many ways. First, the rites and rituals are more elaborate and carried out by specific people. Second, the procedures aim to ensure that the deceased's soul successfully transitions into the afterlife.  So if you need to plan such a funeral but do not know the required rites of passage, here are some valuable tips to get you started. Choosing the Ideal Colours to Wear

31 August 2021

How To Choose A Pre-Paid Funeral Plan


Pre-paid funeral plans have become popular in the last few years due to their ability to ease the funeral preparation and funding process. Typically, the plan is an insurance cover that caters to your funeral costs once you die. Applying for the funeral plan should be a well-thought process. Below is an article discussing some of your concerns when applying for a pre-paid funeral.  What Does The Plan Cover?  You must read the fine print of the engagement contract to know what payments the funeral home will make.

11 June 2021

How a Funeral Director Can Support You During Bereavement


A funeral director often wears many hats and will be there to support you in a variety of ways as your grieve the loss of a loved one. Arranging a funeral is not easy when you lose someone you were close to, but the process can be made simpler and less stressful by leaning on the experience of your funeral director. They will guide you through the practicalities of arranging a funeral and support you as you walk through the steps of saying goodbye.

23 March 2021

What to Know about Upgrading Your Monument Headstone


Monument headstones may be an item that was listed when you began your funeral pre-planning with your local funeral home. When you first chose a pre-planned or pre-paid package, you may have decided to opt for the headstone that was included in the package. What you may not have known is that you can upgrade that headstone, and in most cases, pay for just the difference for the headstone upgrade. Here is what you need to know about that type of upgrade.

25 November 2020