Your celebration, your ceremony. The great thing is that it is entirely up to you, a special occasion to commemorate the life of a loved one. With a little thought and preparation your ceremony to scatter their ashes, will be meaningful, memorable, heartfelt and dignified. It is a fantastic opportunity to give them send-off they would have wished for.
If your loved one was religious you can ask the faith leader to preside. However, if the person wasn’t religious then it is entirely up to you, which has its own advantages and disadvantages. On the plus side you can spread the ashes in a way you see fit, however with no tradition to lean upon you may be left wondering what the ceremony should involve. Don’t let that daunt you, we have put together a simple download – Suggested Order of Service
Wondering how to scatter:
There are a number of ways you could add a memorable addition:
- With our specially designed notelets that allow you write some thoughts or words for the ceremony – Promises
- Release doves
- Scatter natural rose petals
- Scatter wildflower seeds – where allowed
- Use a scattering urn
- Releasing environmentally friendly Chinese lanterns – at dusk these look wonderful
Please remember other members of the public may wish to use the space after you have been there, so please be responsible. Please don’t leave the urn, the box it came in or plastic from floral tributes behind.
If you want a professionally printed Order of Service, here is a company that specialises in such matters:
Should you want somebody to conduct a non religious / secular service for you, you could use the services of a celebrant here are a couple of options:
You should record aspects of the service for the family records: