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|What exactly is this personalised online funeral service and how does it work ?|
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|How will I receive my personalised online funeral service ?|
|How do I put the personalised online funeral service on my smart phone/tablet/TV ?|
|How much will the personalised online funeral service cost me ?|
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What exactly is this personalised online funeral service and how does it work?
Firstly, this is nothing to do with a live video link which is about the only solution currently on offer. Broadcasting a live service when there are so few people present, and so little going on is not the sort of funeral we want out loved one to be remembered by.
The alternative is to create a personalised online funeral service using the music, photos and eulogy that you send me, and make it available for everyone to watch at the same time as the funeral is taking place.
The personalised online funeral service will form the actual ceremony and will be played simultaneously by those in the chapel and also friends and family at home on their mobiles, tablets and TV's. In other words, the people in the chapel will be watching the same online service, at the same time, as everyone else.
Everyone will start the online funeral service at the exact time that the coffin is being brought into the chapel, thus allowing them to join in the service whilst it is happening 'live'.
You will not need anyone to conduct the service, just the pallbearers to place the coffin on the catafalque. Either you or one of the Funeral Directors can push the button to close the curtains at the same time that they close in the online service.
Because everything is being done in ‘real time’ your family and friends that are following the online funeral service will feel a part of the actual event and be able to pay their last respects during the minute silence.Return
The personalised online funeral service will be about 20 minutes long so you will have your favourite music (about 3 songs), along with up to 40 photos and your own recorded announcement requesting a minute silence. Importantly you will have your own written eulogy scrolling under the video to tell your family and friends a little about the life of the deceased. Have a look at the sample online funeral service on my homepage.
15 minutes into the online service you will see the curtains close over your chosen photo which will be exactly when it will be closing in the chapel/church. This photo will remain whilst the last piece of music plays out at which point the image will desolve into stars symbolising the final journey.Return
You will be given a link to your personalised online funeral service to download onto your smart phone or tablet ready to play on the day. Whilst it can be viewed directly from my website you should not rely on a WiFi signal.Return
Downloading the personalised online funeral service via a link is easy and I have some guide notes that you can read by. But remember there are many different devices and many different ways of downloading so you may need to discover for yourself what works for your particular equipment.
For an additional £20 I can provide the personalised online funeral service on a flash drive that you can put in your smart device. There will still be a copy online for you to download.Return
This personalised online funeral service is not only your stand alone funeral service but it can also be used at a Wake or Memorial service sometime in the future. Furthermore it is also a great way to involve family and friends abroad who couldn't attend, and then last, but not least, it will serve as a long lasting family memento for future generations.Return
You will need to email me the music, photos and a written eulogy of between 750 and 1,000 words. What you write is exactly what you will see on the video so you need to spell-check it and be sure that it is correct. Please note that you will not be able to add or take away anything later as it will put all the timings out in the video and I would have to start again!
If you are using copyright music or images then you must ensure that you have permission to do so. You will NOT have the right to publish, using a public link, any personalised online funeral service that I have provided. The service is purely for your personal use.
You will need a piece of music that can play whist the coffin is being bought into the room, followed by 2 or 3 favourite songs or pieces of music whilst the photos and eulogy are displaying. Finally you will need to let me have a recorded message asking people for a minute silence (or you can ask me to do this for you) along with the order that you wish the photos and music to be in.Return
There is a surprising amount of time and effort that goes into making a personalised online funeral service and I may have more that one on the go at the same time, so please give me as much time as possible. You will need to get the eulogy, photos and music to me a minimum of one week before the service to be safe. You also need to give yourself a few days after receiving the service to check it and to make sure the others have downloaded it ready to start watching at the right time on the day.
I would advise that you nominate a family member who is familiar with mobile phones and the internet to liaise with me as you will have plenty of other thinks on your mind.Return
Just go to the 'Contact' button in the menu bar to get my email address and then send me your telephone number and I will call you.Return