WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT?
Old Fashioned Family Values and Service
The standard service these days comprises of the coffin or casket being the focal point of the service, prettied up with some flowers and perhaps a simply placed photo of your loved one included with a candle.
We believe that our lives are worth more than that, and that a funeral should be as much a day of celebrating life as it is mourning our loss. We spend considerable time getting to know your loved ones life - their loves and hobbies, their ancestry and history - and represent their life in their service.
The reason for this is twofold.
The first is that it honours us as individuals and provides tangible representation during their eulogy.
The second and most unexpected reason, is that the day becomes a celebration of their life and fills it with meaning and purpose. We cannot tell you the amount of times our families leave the service with smiles through their tears - having had the chance to relive and visualise the individuality of their loved one.
We believe a funeral can be a day of healing -
and we know it's how those we lost would want to be remembered.
All About Our Inclusions
What is a Professional Fee?
This is standard with every funeral service home and is the cost for the scope of work we do and the arrangements we make on your behalf. In our case, it also includes the transfers of your loved one from their place of death and into our care. We DO NOT charge after-hours fees for transfers, nor do we charge a premium for weekend services. This is to make things easier on you - as there is nothing worse than needing to be a mathematician at a time when your mind is numb and you are grieving.
What Coffin is Included in our Package?
Our standard inclusion for cremation with service is a flat-lid coffin available in a choice of 3 high gloss colours. Of course, we have a large range of alternate coffins and caskets that we can supply upon request.
Where is Your Chapel Based?
For ease of pricing, we have included the use of a chapel packaged with our celebrant which is based at Maudsland, on the Gold Coast. The benefit of the use of this venue is that families are not rushed by a 45-minute time limit - which is standard for funeral facilities. This allows us also time to take care of all of the small details in setting up your loved ones' celebration and gives families time without feeling rushed.
The venue also boasts the largest screen for slideshows we have ever seen and is big enough to accommodate the largest services. Should you wish to stay for refreshments afterward, you can look forward to views of the Hinterland on our breezy balcony.
Can I have a Service at any Place of my Choosing?
Certainly! You are never obligated to use a particular place for service. Many families have alternate venues in mind, including churches, private properties, or even a home service. Location is important too .. we arrange services in all areas from Brisbane to the Gold Coast.
What are the Casket Sprays that you Include?
We have 3 different sprays to choose from that are included in our package.
These have been meticulously prepared using imported artificial flowers that are incredibly realistic. Offering these as an alternative to families has proved highly popular, as it helps to keep funerals more affordable. Of course, we also offer a wide range of fresh flowers from our trusted florist, which can be quoted for any service.
What are Placing Flowers and Why are they Important?
At Solace Family Funerals, our motto is "the little things are the big things". One of the most moving moments at our funerals is the opportunity for attendees to say goodbye with the placement of a single flower on the coffin. Flowers speak for us when words cannot, and giving people the opportunity to approach the coffin and lay a flower of their own accord, helps bring closure with their final goodbye. It is not only a powerful gesture but so very important to the grieving process. We feel that it is so important, that we include it in our services as a complimentary gesture.