Funeral Music and Poems

Music

Choosing music for a funeral ceremony is another way to make it personal and unique to your loved one. Although you don’t have to have music, families usually choose one piece for the coffin entering, one background piece to play in the moments for reflection before or after the committal, and another for while people exit. Aside from it being non-religious, it’s entirely up to you what you think is appropriate, and there are lots of lovely choices. Often music can allow guests to remember your loved one in a very personal way, reflecting their character and tastes and making the ceremony even more meaningful.

 

Poems/Readings

Funeral poems and readings are a lovely way to involve family members, or friends of your loved one, in your ceremony. If you would prefer your celebrant to read them for you that is also absolutely fine. Again, these are not necessary to make your funeral ceremony personal and meaningful, it’s all about your choice. There are lots of lovely non-religious poems and readings, or you can ask your speakers to write their own.