Finding a unique form of funeral transport can be one of the most difficult aspects of funeral planning as striking the balance between a dignified journey and transport that reflects the character of the deceased is not always easy.
Luckily the range of options for unique and unusual funeral transport is increasing and this is perhaps due to an increasing trend towards funerals as a celebration of a life well lived, rather than an entirely sombre event. When it comes to funeral transport there’s no need to assume that the dignity of the deceased will be compromised if they make that final journey in a campervan and with this in mind, the choices for funeral transport are only limited by your imagination.
The most traditional and widely used option for funeral transport in the UK remains a black hearse followed by a convoy of black limousines. However, if you’re looking for something a little bit different but not too wacky, there are funeral transport companies who can provide a white or silver hearse and limousine fleet.
It’s interesting to note that in the UK there is no legal requirement to transport a coffin in a hearse and with this in mind, a whole host of possibilities open up. Whether you’re planning your own funeral or making arrangements for a family member or friend, it can be helpful to think about your preferred mode of transport in life. For example, a biker would definitely appreciate a motorcycle and sidecar hearse whilst someone with a strong interest in the past or all-things Gothic might prefer a traditional, Victorian style horse-drawn hearse, pulled by black horses wearing black feather-plumed harnesses.
For the transport enthusiast vintage lorry funeral transport could be the perfect option and there are a number of funeral transport businesses in the UK which now offer a huge range of different transport options, ranging from lorries and heavy goods vehicles, through to milk floats and vintage fire engines. For outdoor enthusiasts a 4×4 vehicle would make a wonderful send off and it’s now possible to book funeral transport that consists of a fleet of Land Rover Defenders. Almost any form of transport can be arranged and a simple search on the internet is a great way to find ideas and inspiration.
The alternative to arranging funeral transport through a funeral director or specialist funeral transport company is to provide the transport yourself. As mentioned earlier in this article there isn’t a law which says that a coffin must be transported by a funeral director or hearse company and increasing numbers of people are choosing to use their own transport. Whether it’s your own car or a friend’s farm tractor and trailer, the choice is up to you!
Whatever you choose for that final journey, provided it reflects the personality of the deceased and sets a ‘tone’ that’s just right for them; you’ll find there’s a huge range of different options available.