A funeral procession is the final journey of someone who has passed away, in which multiple vehicles make their way to the resting place. Traditionally, this includes the hearse carrying the coffin, followed by limousines with close friends and family. It’s usually lead by the funeral director walking at the front of the procession. If you want to make this journey special, there are few things you can do to make it reflect a loved one.
If you want a unique send-off for a loved one, you can choose to personalise the cortege. You don’t have to stick to the traditional vehicles. For example, you can choose modes of transport that were a passion of the person who has passed away or something that represents them. If they were an avid motorcyclist, you could choose bikes to follow the journey. If they loved horses, a horse-drawn carriage would be the perfect choice. On the other hand, if they were a firefighter, sometimes fire engines can be involved too. As long as the vehicles are in line with the highway code, you can choose any transport. Whether it be campervans, lorries, cranes or even tractors, we strive to fulfil your wishes. Your funeral directors will have a fleet of traditional vehicles that you can choose from or have contacts that they can try to arrange alternate transport. Just ask them for help and they will take care of the rest.
Another way to personalise a funeral procession is by choosing the route of which it takes. Traditionally this goes from the funeral home to the ceremony, or from the service to the final resting place. You can request that it takes a certain route for your loved one’s final journey. You might choose to go past their home, their favourite pub or one of their preferred spots. If they were a sports fan, passing the football grounds of their favourite team can be a thoughtful idea. Whatever your plan, funeral directors should be happy to accommodate your specifications.
Make sure to make friends and family aware of the funeral procession route. If they want to follow, they can follow your directions. Sometimes vehicles can get separated when mixing with the general traffic, so it’s important to make others aware.
Funeral Procession Etiquette
Anyone can be a part of the funeral cortege. It is usually close friends and family close behind, whilst other mourners can still follow. If you are a member of the public and you see one taking place, it’s important to act accordingly.
As a driver, you should slow down and not play loud music as a sign of respect. Pedestrians can also stand at the roadside and bow their heads. If you are walking by a procession, avoid pressing pedestrian crossing buttons until they have passed you by.
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We have a fleet of cars, limousines, hearses and carriages to hire. If you would like alternate transport, we will do everything we can to source these too.