The Funeral Order of Service does not need to be complicated or wordy. It is a reflection of the life of your loved one and their family and friends.
We recommend that you have a conversation with your funeral director about what you would like to include in your service. They will be able to guide you through this process, providing advice on what is most important for your loved ones.
Funeral order of service contents:
The first page will be dedicated to the details of the service – date, time, location and contact details for both the celebrant (minister) and venue.
The next page(s) can include any personal information about the deceased such as their name, date of birth, occupation etc… this will depend on how much detail you want included in your order of service booklet.
You can also include photographs or other memorabilia such as letters, cards or gifts that were given as tributes by friends and family members at the time of death.
You have free rein over what goes into your booklet so if there are things that are special to your family then make sure they are included.
You can include a printed order of service booklet in your funeral order of service or if you want to save money then consider giving out a printed version at the event and sending out an electronic copy via email. If the latter is what you decide then make sure it’s compatible with whatever devices people are likely to have on them (smartphones, tablets etc…).
Funeral Order Of Service Templates
Funeral order of service templates are available online and you can use these to create your own booklet. They are simple to use and provide a great starting point for creating something that is personalised to your family’s needs. If you don’t have time or are unable to create an order of service booklet yourself then consider hiring a professional to do it for you. They will have the experience necessary to make sure that everything is in place and ready to go before your funeral.