2018 Funeral Trends

As the end of 2017 is fast approaching we take a look at the Funeral Trends of note this year. To make the most of the current trends in making final arrangements and planning funerals we have included some extra tips at the end to help.


Personalisation of funeral services has become more and more common place over the last few years and is now deemed the new norm with funeral directors.

This is a good trend to take into account while you’re thinking about what you want for your own funeral. You have the freedom to choose exactly which products and services you think is best for your needs and individuality. There are a wide variety of choices available from plantable urns that grow a tree to designer themed coffins.

Green Funerals

As a nation we have become more aware of the effect we humans have on the environment, eco-friendly and sustainable options have come important for many. This trend has been felt in the funeral industry, with the rise in eco-friendly caskets and cremation urns, and a growing awareness regarding sustainability and waste.

Some of the Green options are-

- Eco-Friendly Banana Leaf Coffins

- Eco-Friendly Willow Caskets

- Biodegradable Balloons for balloon release

- Biodegradable Ground Burial Urns

- Biodegradable Memorial Tree Urns

- Biodegradable Water Scattering Urns

Below are some handy links to green burial and funeral practices:

- Natural Death Centre

- Woodland Burial Trust

- Wicker Willow Coffins