What if I Want an Unconventional Funeral Service?

By: Myles O'Riordan
Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Breaking traditions and searching for unusual options now extends from daily life to the death arena. Ideas about how you should be treated after death are taking new forms and technology are enabling new ways of funeral services. Death is no more a forbidden area of discussion and pre-planning a funeral is becoming the buzzword.

What did traditional funerals involve?

Family members of the departed took care of the funeral arrangements and followed conventional funeral and memorial services. Mourners too followed the dress and behavioral code. Today people are increasingly looking for individualization of funeral services and taking control by pre-planning the process to be followed after their death. Here are some of the options.

  • Cremation Is Becoming A Favoured Choice – A trend that has totally overshadowed traditional burial is cremation. It is relatively inexpensive as it costs one-third of a traditional funeral. It is light on the use of a natural resource like land and can do away with expensive embalming.
  • Green Burials Are Picking Up - If you choose a green burial, it becomes an environment-friendly option. No embalming of the body is required and a biodegradable casket will be used. You will be saving on your funeral expenditure compared to a traditional burial.
  • Gateway funerals are new – You can ask your family members for your burial to be conducted at a particular location or your ashes to be scattered in a specific location. Mourners can join the process in this gateway funeral.

Now as novel ideas about funeral services are shaping up, you can choose a funeral service that is in sync with your concept of being handled after death, and your budget. You can free your mind of the thought that traditional services are impersonal, hasty and lack in empathy when it comes to handling your body after death.

If you want information about our funeral services, feel free to contact us at Wagg Funeral Home today and we’ll be happy to help with all your specific needs.

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