Funeral Director, Manny Badyal on ways to personalise a funeral
"Funerals don’t necessarily have to be traditional or very sombre affairs and we’re definitely seeing families wanting to celebrate the life of their loved one.
"They’re frequently a more colourful and brighter experience where family and friends reminisce from one special memory to another in a very visual way. It’s often about trying to lift spirits on an otherwise sad day by remembering some of the amazing things they’ve achieved in their life.
"It’s a theme or a favourite passion of their loved one. It can be anything from having a colour theme across the proceedings, or applying a design to their coffin or funeral cortege – such as motorbikes, sports cars or a Marvel universe theme. It could even be something really simple like having the coffin as a chalkboard so family and friends can scribe their messages.
"Funerals can be whatever you want them to be."