Let A Funeral Be About ‘What That Person Loved’

Looking for a Beaconsfield Funeral Director can be a difficult time for processing the admin, cost and ceremony that a funeral service entails, but one stylist has urged loved ones not to lose sight of what the departed really loved amid all the planning.

Speaking to Harpers Bazaar, event stylist Naomi DeManana said details such as a favourite tipple, food and music should be central to making it a special day that is about remembering a person rather than mourning a loss.

DeManana, Erin Furey and Colleen Banks are a trio of wedding and event stylists that are behind Going Out In Style, a business that celebrates life, giving people a send-off that is chic and personal.

“A funeral should really be about what that person loved,” DeManana was quoted as saying. “Let’s really celebrate who they were and at least feel happy that we are doing the things that our loved one enjoyed the most in life.

“We want to create moments that the person who passed would love to see – like all of their friends, gathered around and sharing warm memories of them and drinking their favourite Scotch.”

The importance of the little touches became clear in a recent report from SunLife. Its Cost of Dying report for 2017 revealed that one in seven make an unusual request for their funeral.

Among the unusual wishes of the deceased include alternative transportation to a hearse, as well as requesting mourners to wear team kits of their favourite sports clubs, while a Glastonbury fan asked family to wear their wellington boots to recognise their love of the festival