What can I say about my funeral?

As part of your will you can suggest what you would like to happen at your funeral. These suggestions are expressed in a letter of wishes attached to your will. Your funeral wishes are not legally binding. They do not force your executors to do as you wish but they do at least allow you to express your preferences and these should be respected by your executors.

The sort of things you may wish to consider including are:

  • Which religion, if any, you would like your funeral to be conducted under
  • Where you would like the funeral to take place and who you would like to conduct it
  • Whether you would like to be cremated or buried and any thoughts you have about a memorial plaque or gravestone
  • Any readings or music you would like at your funeral

You may choose not to say anything at all about your funeral and leave it at the discretion of your family or friends.