Suddenly finding that you have to organise a funeral in Hertfordshire or elsewhere in the UK can be very difficult, especially if the deceased hasn’t planned the ceremony out at all and hasn’t left you with any idea of what they might like to have.
In terms of music, seeing what the most popular songs for funerals are at the moment could help you make a few key decisions. For 2016, the top five pieces of music were My Way by Frank Sinatra, Time To Say Goodbye by Sarah Brightman and Andrea Bocelli, Over the Rainbow by Eva Cassidy, Wind Beneath My Wings by Bette Midler and The Lord is my Shepherd (Psalm 23), according to the Daily Telegraph.
More modern songs like Hello by Adele, Angels by Robbie Williams and See You Again by Wiz Khalifa are also proving popular these days, so are certainly worth considering.
You could also take inspiration from famous people’s send-offs – Carrie Fisher apparently requested that Happy Days Are Here Again (her favourite song) be played at her funeral.
Sit down and have a think about the person you’re putting together a tribute to as this will definitely help you work out what they might and might not have wanted. Younger people will probably have preferred something more contemporary, but don’t underestimate the power of traditional hymns either.
If you’d like further help or advice, make sure you get in touch with us here at Opals Funerals. We’ll be able to assist you with all facets of planning a funeral.