A Funeral Order of Service is a printed guide to the funeral ceremony or service. It details everything that will take place during the funeral ceremony, including readings, hymns, tributes and songs.
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The front cover of the funeral order of service sets the tone for the ceremony and is the first impression guests will have of the service. Designing a cover that is both respectful and personalised can provide comfort to mourners and create a lasting tribute to the person who has passed away. We will detail the key elements that should be included on the front cover of a funeral order of service booklet, ensuring it is informative and visually appealing.
Examples of what to Include on the Front Page:
Title or heading: A title or heading such as “In Loving Memory”
Full Name of Your Loved One.
Photograph of the deceased: A photo of the deceased is often included on the front page.
Date of birth and passing Format: 30th of October 1920 – 25th of May 2023.
The date, timing, and location of the funeral service.
The name of the individual carrying out the service.
Front Cover Photograph
Selecting a photograph for your loved one can allow the family to get together and go through old photographs. It is best to try to pick a photo where your loved one is the main focus., It is also an ideal time to remember the personality and character of your loved one. If you have more than one photograph selected, you can always add additional photographs throughout the Order of Service.
The inner pages contain funeral service details, ranging from two to ten pages or more, based on the duration of the service. Ensure adequate space if you wish to incorporate extra photos within the booklet. The ceremony's structure is a matter of personal preference, and no specific format is required. Generally, the individual leading the service will help determine the sequence and necessary inclusions.
The Back Page
The back page will typically include a recent photo located at the top of the page.
A small “Thank You” message, thanking family and guests for attending, and may include the address for the gathering/refreshments after the service.
If you have chosen a charity for your loved one, you can include a message to direct family and friends to donate.
Here is some example wording for the back page, which you can either copy and paste or edit to suit
Some examples of what goes into a Funeral Order of Service:
Introduction and Welcome
Readings, Blessings, or prayers.
The Eulogy or Life Tribute
Hymn, Prayer, or Verse
Commendation & Farewell
Dismissal and Blessing
The size of a Funeral Order of Service booklet can vary, but the following are common sizes:
The standard size for a funeral order of service booklet is A5 (148mm x 210mm or 5.8 inches x 8.3 inches) when folded.
A4 (210 x 297 mm or 8.3 x 11.7 inches): A full A4 size is less common for a funeral order of service, but it might be chosen if there's a lot of content to include or if the design calls for larger images.
Square Booklets (e.g., 148 x 148 mm or 5.8 x 5.8 inches): These are less traditional but can offer a contemporary feel.
The choice of size often depends on the design, the amount of content, and personal preferences. Whichever size is chosen, it's crucial that the booklet is easily readable and provides a fitting tribute to your loved one.