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Funeral Personalisation Ideas to Consider

In our modern world, more families are embracing unusual and touching concepts for their funerals. Personalised funeral planning services can be a fitting and memorable way to celebrate the life of someone special. We’ve put together a few ideas for personalising a funeral in Queensland.

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Native Queensland Seed Cards 

Memorial cards contain handmade paper embedded with flower seeds. After the funeral service or wake, distribute these cards to guests, who can plant them as an everlasting memory of your loved one’s life.

You can personalise the cards with tailored messages and native Queensland flora seeds, such as eucalyptus or wattle, to blend seamlessly with the landscape.

Story Bridge Memorial Climb 

Climbing the Story Bridge and being surrounded by stunning panoramic views is a moment you will always remember, shared with the people closest to you and your loved one.

A photographer captures the end moment as you say goodbye, scattering ashes over the river or remembering them in a moment of silence.

Local Brisbane Musicians for Your Service 

Incorporating music into a funeral is an exceptional way to add atmosphere and beauty to a service. If your loved one was a music aficionado, consider hiring their favourite local band to commemorate them in a way they would appreciate. Brisbane funeral directors can assist families with pre-planning every aspect of their services.

Ocean Funerals 

An original and recent option for Brisbane funerals is an ocean service. Friends and relatives are invited to meet at an arranged place and board a vessel. The captain or chosen minister will conduct a dignified service as you say goodbye, surrounded by beautiful, ocean landscape.

An ocean funeral would be a gorgeous personalisation idea for someone who loved the water; be it fishing, boating or swimming.

Unique, Local Processional 

Funeral services in Brisbane can include a personalised route to the church, crematorium or cemetery by stopping by an old home, a favourite park or slowly passing the Brisbane River. If your loved one was a serviceman or woman, consider having the funeral procession led by their respective vehicle.

Native Butterfly Release 

It has been a long-standing tradition to release balloons into the sky after a funeral service. To decrease the amount of plastic we send into our natural environment, consider a native butterfly release instead. Releasing butterflies adds a truly beautiful and symbolic touch to a memorial service.

As a meaningful, personal experience, each family member and friend can release a butterfly individually from their palm or, alternatively, they can be released en-masse from an elegant cage.

Webcasting a Funeral Service 

Funeral webcasting is a modern solution to the challenges of modern day life, which prevent some loved ones from attending a service. Be it geographical, financial or medical, this revolution makes funerals accessible to everyone.

A webcast will capture the moment visually while including any music, eulogies, prayers and memories shared during the service.

Alex Gow Funerals has been helping families throughout Queensland create meaningful tributes to their loved ones since 1840. If you require assistance with funeral arrangements, please do not hesitate to contact us or call our Brisbane head office on 07 3073 4816. We also have an online pre-arrangement form you can fill out.

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