With years of experience working with venues and officiants, we’re on hand to help you find those that best suit the values and beliefs of the person who has died.
Planning the Service
There are a few aspects you’ll need to think about when planning the service. It can be a comfort at this time to plan a very personalised funeral honouring the life, likes and hobbies of the person who has died.
Here to help you plan the funeral service
We’ll happily meet with the family to go through the arrangements and get everyone’s opinion on both necessary additions and aspects you feel are less important, so that all relevant points of view are taken into consideration. We’ve ensured there are plenty of options for you to choose from, to make the service truly bespoke.
Below are the first things to consider when planning the service. We will be there throughout to ensure you haven’t missed anything important.
There are many different types and styles of coffin to choose from. We will guide you through the options available so that you can make the right choice for your loved one.
We work with a florist who provides beautiful, high-quality floral tributes. You can choose from a large range of designs that may include the favourite flowers of the person who has died.
Whether you would like a black hearse, a horse-drawn carriage, a motorcycle hearse or a different type of vehicle, we’ll work with you to arrange this. We’ll also discuss any specific route you have in mind, and how you would like to travel.
As well as a personalised printed order of service, we offer attendance cards, thank you cards and books of condolence, designed to your preference. If you would like, we can place a suitable funeral notice in a newspaper on your behalf.
From a buffet at your home to a fully staffed service at your preferred local venue, we’ll discuss your catering requirements and work with highly rated local businesses to ensure every taste and dietary need is accounted for.
Funeral prices – how much will the funeral cost?
Funeral prices vary, depending on the type of funeral you choose and the different aspects of the service you choose. We’ll provide you with an initial estimate when we discuss the arrangements with you. All our prices are transparent, and the price we agree is what you’ll pay, with no hidden extras or fees to worry about after the event.
Our price list can be downloaded and we are happy to go through the costs with you.
Paying for the funeral online
We’ve made it easy for you to pay online with us.
Once you have confirmed the funeral you would like there is a deposit to pay. We’ll send an invoice to you for the remaining balance after the funeral.
The day of the funeral
The order of events on the day of the funeral will have been discussed and agreed in advance, but we will also be in touch with you the day before the funeral to confirm the plans and ensure you know exactly what to expect. On the day itself, we’ll be there to support and guide you through.
Ways to remember your loved one
Creating a memorial provides a permanent symbol of remembrance of the person it’s dedicated to, providing loved ones with a place to visit.
You may want a new memorial stone for a cemetery or a churchyard; or you could have a memorial and would like to add an inscription or are concerned about its condition. As memorial masonry specialists, AB Walker we can guide you through everything you need to know to.
You may want to honour the memory of your loved one in other ways such as with a keepsake or an item of jewellery.
If you have opted for a cremation, you might like to have all or some of the ashes to keep.
We’ve carefully chosen a range of urns, keepsakes and memorial jewellery – all available in our online shop
Our support to you extends beyond arranging the funeral of a loved one. From our loss and bereavement support to sharing information and contacts to help with practical aspects following the loss of a loved one, AB Walker offers comprehensive aftercare support to you and your family.
Types of funeral
Whatever type of funeral you choose, you can be sure that we’ll help make it a respectful occasion, tailored to honour the life of the person who has died and comfort their loved ones.