Enhancing the Service of your loved one with personalised tributes
At Fry Bros, we understand that personalised tributes can compliment and enhance the Funeral Service for your loved one.
Tributes can provide a meaningful component where sometimes words are not enough. They allow families to come together as they grieve and can provide a lasting impression to honour the person they have lost.
- Order of Service Booklets
- Floral Tributes
- Bookmarks & Thankyou Memorial Cards
- Memorial Display
- "Life in Pictures" Photo Slideshow
- Recording the Service
- Memorial Tree
- Dove Release
- Balloon Release
- Mourning Car
- Themed Hearses
A Service Booklet, also known as an Order of Service or Program, is a booklet outlining the proceedings of the Service and often becomes a cherished keepsake, for friends and family members to take home.
The Order of Service Booklet can be very simple, or detailed. The team at Fry Bros personalise each Order of Service Booklet to be a reflection of your loved one. The Service Booklets are custom designed using special themes, colours, hobbies and interests that were important to the deceased.
The Order of Service Booklets are produced in consultation with the family as well as the Celebrant or Minister conducting the Service and provide the opportunity for you to include photos of your loved one, along with any special poems, quotes, thank you messages of support and an invitation to the after service refreshments.
The Service Booklet can be personalised by including:
- Photos - these could be recent or from younger years, or a combination of both, such as a wedding photo, treasured family photo, or with a much-loved family pet
- Include the words of songs or hymns to be sung during the Service
- Anecdotes or a quote that your loved one used to say
- A meaningful poem or passage of scripture
- A photograph of a favourite place, the family home or significant image that may be used as a watermark
Floral tributes are a personal and beautiful way to honour your loved one. Your Funeral Arranger can help you select flowers and colours that hold special meaning for your loved one, or flowers that express your love.
All arrangements are personally created and can be individually tailored to suit your needs.
As well as full covers or a tie of flowers for the coffin, our florist can arrange pedestal arrangements for the Service venue, as well as single flowers and baskets of flower petals.
You may wish to consider having Bookmarks or Memorial Cards in addition to, or instead of having Order of Service Booklets prepared. The bookmarks could be handed out at the Service, or at the after service refreshments. Thankyou Memorial Cards provide a personalised way to send a thoughtful message to those you wish to thank.
A Memorial Display may be set up to display your loved one’s favourite photos and special items that hold significant meaning. You may choose to have these displayed at the viewing, during the funeral service, or afterwards at the after service refreshments.
Photos play an important role in modern day life, capturing those special life events, family milestones and happy times. Families often express an interest in creating a Life in Pictures Slideshow to celebrate the life of their loved one. These presentations are welcome at most funeral venues and can be played at the Funeral Service or at the after service refreshment venue.
Putting together a slideshow can
help family members to feel a part
of the Service and can also
aid in the grieving process.
If you would like to include a Life in Pictures Slideshow within the Service, please speak with your Funeral Arranger who can assist you with the technical requirements, or visit the Fry Bros website.
Fry Bros are happy to assist in the preparation of the slideshow, with a minimum of two days notice, or families are welcome to prepare the slideshow themselves.
We strongly advise testing the slideshow at least 24 hours before the Service on the equipment that will be used at the Funeral Service. This ensures that the slideshow is in the correct format, ready to be shown on the day.
An audio visual recording of your loved one’s Service can be organised in some venues.
The digital recording is saved to a leather bound USB and is a beautiful keepsake for your family. The recorded service is invaluable for those unable to attend the Service.
A professional Videographer can also be hired for other locations. Please ask us for further details.
A Memorial Tree can be made available at your loved one’s Service. Attendees are invited to share special memories or write messages on cards and then hang them on the Memorial Tree. After the Service, these cards are given to the family as a special keepsake.
There may be a family member or close friend willing to participate by providing some live music either before or during the Service.
Alternatively Fry Bros can also assist with organising a professional soloist or musician.
A bagpiper playing at a funeral service is an especially fitting tribute for a loved one with strong Celtic ties.
If you wish to include a piper within the Service, please speak with your Funeral Arranger who will be happy to organise this on your behalf.
The piper will telephone you to discuss your music choice and requirements for the service. Pipers attend the service in full Scottish regalia.
Fry Bros can supply markers for attendees to write a special message on the balloons before their release. Please note that in NSW a balloon release allows a maximum of 19 balloons.
Families may wish to travel to and from the Service venue together. Please speak with your Funeral Arranger who can organise suitable vehicles of your family.
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