Going Beyond the Usual Funeral Services

There will be families who would want something out of the ordinary. This is not just about trying to feel avant-garde or fashionable but perhaps, they just want to honor a very unique or artsy person. For these particular requests, thankfully, there are some very distinctive funeral services offered by reputable funeral homes. Here are some of the possibilities that they are posing to their prospective clients.

Asian affair

Topnotch funeral homes should be able to adjust to the needs of their varying clients. Traditional for one culture may be quite different for others. In a Chinese funeral, for example, more variations can be expected. The degree of pomp and the size of the procession will all depend on the wealth of the family. Much of the other details of such a funeral are not that different from a traditional Western funeral. Handkerchiefs, red envelopes, appropriate music, and fake money and other objects to be burned could be added to give it a more authentic Chinese flair.

Other culture-centered funerals

Funeral servicesFuneral services can also accommodate other cultures. A reputable and licensed funeral home will be willing to explore other means of conducting a funeral service. The funeral home can already set things up by conducting research on as many cultures as possible and having contacts that can provide unique props and implementations.


Woodland burial

There are also funeral homes that take unique locations in consideration. For the nature lover, a woodland burial is like giving back to the environment. The reasonable and beautiful alternative to the traditional burial may provide a freer atmosphere. Instead of carved angels and skeletal trees, the burial grounds have a more natural backdrop in the guise of flowers and woodland trees. The place is great for remembering a loved one in. There is an option to either buy a plot of land to bury your deceased loved one in or to scatter the ashes on the grounds. These funeral services may be best put in motion if the deceased had explicitly expressed his desire to be one with nature upon death.

Horse-drawn carriages

A good accompanying service to the woodland burial would be to rent a horse-drawn carriage as a hearse instead of the usual black limo. Some funeral homes offer the option of a carriage for a different type of experience. Add solemn music and gallop into the woodland and you have a serene and very natural journey towards the other life. You can almost imagine your loved one being properly sent off to the life beyond.

Convenient funerals

Some funeral services have to be attended to be believed. Because of people’s growing desire for convenience, seemingly weird funeral arrangements such as a drive through funeral or a webcast funeral had been arranged. For super quick visits and guestbook signing all in the comfort of your own vehicle, there is the drive through funeral. It may take a little bit of sense of humor and a really tight schedule for this to happen. The webcasted funeral seems more plausible due to the need of people to see a friend or family member’s funeral even if they were living in another country.

Other Requests

There are other possible requests that may range from unique to downright strange. So, a lot of funeral homes are prepared to accommodate just about any type of funeral as long as no laws are broken and no ethics have been violated. As far as funerals in the United States are concerned, however, most of the “going beyond” part would be in terms of accommodating unique cultures and beliefs, from being Asian or European to being a nature lover or adventurer.

Author Bio:
Gentry Griffey became the only funeral home to operate on-site crematory. We offer complete funeral services,we pride ourselves on providing high-level, professional service at a very economical value by our professional and licensed staff.