Here are some brief descriptions of the options you have when planning a funeral. For more information about any of these issues give us a call (Kirkcaldy: 01592 640644 Glen: 01592 751997 Dalgety Bay: 01383 822121) or visit one of our funeral homes to meet with a funeral director.
If you choose to have attendance cards, we can hand them out at the beginning of the service and collect them at the end, so you and your family will have a reminder of who attended the funeral. There’s also a space for people to write their own personal messages to you.
If a burial, do you have an existing lair or will you require help with purchasing a new one? If a cremation do you want the coffin to be carried in or placed on the catafalque before the service?
If you require funeral catering we can liaise with the hotel of your choice for the refreshments you request. Will you prefer a choice of drinks or specific drinks on arrival?
Let us know whether you would like to bring in your own clothes to dress the deceased, or whether you want us to provide a robe. If you want a cremation, there are certain restrictions on dress and shoes, so we’ll guide you through your choices.
Talk to us about the type of coffin you want. You can look at our coffin selection before you decide.
You may wish to gather offerings for your favourite charity. It is our policy to hand this money over to a nominated family member at the end of the funeral.
You can choose to have the service conducted by a priest, minister, humanist official, civil celebrant, friend or relative. We’ll discuss the options with you and will make the arrangements once you decide who you want.
Wreaths, sprays or themed arrangements of your favourite flowers with selected colours can be arranged on your behalf from reputable local florists. Take a look at our flower selection.
As one of the founder members of the Association of Green Funeral Directors we are able to offer you whatever `green’ options for a funeral are available in your area. Please ask us for more details.
Music of your choice can be played either on the organ, in CD format, iPod or bagpipes. Consider selections that may be meaningful to you or the deceased. This can be played as mourners enter (voluntary in) and/or leave (voluntary out) the service and also as part of the service.
These can be personalised to include a colour photograph or a special poem of your choice. There is no extra charge for this service.
The service can be conducted by a priest, minister, civil celebrant, humanist official, a relative, friend or by a Crosbie Matthew representative. We can make the necessary arrangements on your behalf.
The service can take place in either of the special rooms in our funeral homes, in a church, in the crematorium or at the graveside.
If you have used one of our limousines, we will book and pay for a taxi to take you and your family home from your hotel or venue.
When we meet you we’ll ask you for your preferred date and time for the funeral, along with a second choice. This is in case your preferred time is unavailable because of a previous booking.
We can provide the following vehicles:
You can choose the route that the vehicles will take. Let us know if you want a cortege.