Funeral Order of Service Templates

Funeral Order of Service

Beautiful Funeral Order of Service Templates

With over 100 Order of Service designs to choose from, our goal is to help you find the perfect tribute in honour of your loved one.

Our easy-to-use online editing tool gives you full creative freedom, allowing you to add as much text and as many photographs as you wish to your Order of Service. We are extremely passionate about our services at A Loving Tribute, a lot of care, love and attention to detail goes into each order. Each template is expertly crafted by a member of our design team, each order is meticulously proofed before it goes to print and every booklet is hand-finished for quality assurance.

Not comfortable using our online editor? Let our team create it for you.

What is a Funeral Order of Service?

A funeral Order of Service is a printed booklet that outlines the running order of a funeral or memorial ceremony. It typically includes details such as the order of events, hymns, readings, and photographs, helping attendees follow along and participate in the service.

Design a commemorative Funeral Order of Service

To get started, simply choose from one of our many beautiful Order of Service funeral templates, upload your own design, or let us create a bespoke design for your loved one. Our booklets are all supplied on 350gsm luxury thick card; we do not offer anything less than premium quality.

You can visit our pricing page to see how much your order will cost. All prices listed on our site are fully inclusive of delivery and design services, making the process straightforward and transparent for all.

What to include in a Funeral Order of Service

Each of our templates has been designed to align with the traditional formatting of a funeral service. However, our editor allows you to add as many pages, as much text, and as many photographs as you wish to include.

Front page:

The front cover of the booklets should include the following information:

  • The person’s full name
  • The person’s life dates (date of birth and date of death)
  • A photograph of the deceased
  • Service details, such as the service date, time, and location
  • Name of the service leader

Inner Pages:

The inside pages of the booklets should contain the running order of the funeral service or memorial service. This includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Entrance music
  • Welcoming words
  • Readings, poems, or prayers (along with the names of those who are reading them)
  • Music, hymns, or songs
  • The Committal or Blessing
  • Closing Music

Top Tip: You can also use the inner pages to include treasured memories by adding text entries and photographs, creating a wonderful keepsake for those in attendance.

Back page:

Typically, you will find the following on the back cover page:

  • A thank you message for attending the service from the family
  • Details of the chosen charity for donations
  • Details of the wake, or any event organised following the funeral service
  • An additional photograph, featuring family members or capturing a cherished memory

Remember: It is important to remember that each funeral Order of Service is unique to the person it commemorates, there is no right or wrong way.

How to use our Online Editor for Order of Service Funeral

Before you get started, we recommend creating an account with us. This will enable you to save projects as you work on them and come back to them later.

Our online editor is super easy to use. You can personalise the funeral Order of Service in minutes by following these steps:

  • Select a Order of Service design
  • Using the pre-set text areas in the editor, add the front cover details and a photograph of your loved one
  • You can easily add more image blocks and text areas as required.
  • Customise the inner pages and back page by clicking on the text area and entering the text you wish to include
  • You can add pages in increments of four using the ‘add page’ button
  • You can preview your design at any time and download a PDF preview file to share with family, friends, and the funeral arrangers
  • Once you are happy, select ‘add to basket’ and proceed to checkout

Top Tip: we recommend having the running order of the service on a Word document/text file ready to copy and paste into the editor. This makes the process much quicker!

Please note: It is strongly advised to use a desktop to personalise the Order of Service design, as our online editor is not compatible with mobile devices.

Video walkthrough on how to use our editor

Join our Marketing Manager, Sophie, as she walks you through creating an Order of Service using our online editor.

What is Funeral Order of Service Printing?

Funeral Order of Service printing means we will prepare, print, and deliver the Order of Service booklets to your door. Our services include graphic design, proofreading, and image enhancing to ensure the final booklets are of the highest quality. We print on 350gsm quality thick card, ensuring only the very best booklets are supplied. Our funeral Order of Service booklets come in A5 size as standard and can hold up to 24 pages; however, alternative booklet sizes and additional page options are available upon request.

Printing Order of Service for Funeral

Order of Service for funeral printing is exactly what we specialise in. We understand the importance of these booklets and that a timely turnaround is essential without compromising on quality. The Order of Service booklets will be handed out to all in attendance at the funeral, as well as sent to those who are not able to attend. Therefore, it is vital that they are durable and robust to serve as lasting tributes in remembrance of your loved one.

How to design the Order of Service for Next-Day Delivery

When printing Order of Service for funeral, we aim to provide next working day UK delivery. Our delivery charges are included in the listed prices shown on our website; we live by a ‘no hidden fees’ ethos. It is important to us that our customers have faith and confidence in the services we provide. We do ask for a 3 working day turnaround on all finalised orders to allow ample time for delivery, but we always aim to offer next working day delivery – as frequently reflected in our customer reviews.

When to Order and Print your Funeral Order of Service

We understand funeral arrangements can change at a moment’s notice. That being said, it is important to allow plenty of time for the delivery of your order to avoid any last-minute distress. We recommend aiming to print the funeral Order of Service booklets one week before the service date. This allows ample time for design, print, and delivery, and for you to receive the order to ensure you are 100% happy with the booklets supplied.

Can I make my own Order of Service at "A Loving Tribute"?

Yes. You can upload your own design for the funeral Order of Service. We require you to upload your design in PDF file format, and we will print on our 350gsm quality thick card stock.

Funeral Order of Service Examples

It is important to note that each person's funeral Order of Service should reflect their character and personality and should be unique to them. Try to take into consideration their passions and interests when choosing the Order of Service design and make the most of the free funeral Order of Service templates on offer.

Funeral Order of Service Example

Frequenly Asked Questions

Below you will find a list of frequently asked questions regarding Order of Service funeral printing.

  • Can I include personalised messages or poems in the funeral Order of Service?

    Yes, you can add as much text or as many photographs as you wish. You can increase the pages in increments of 4, allowing you to add as many pages as required.

    Please note: if you are looking to collect personalised messages, you can consider our share a memory cards as inserts into the funeral Order of Service booklets.

  • How long does it take to receive a proof of my funeral Order of Service design?

    We work on a 4 working hour turnaround from first contact. If we have all the relevant information required, you can expect the proof within this timeframe.

  • Are there options for eco-friendly paper choices for the funeral Order of Service?

    Our funeral Order of Service booklets are supplied on 350gsm uncoated luxury thick card stock, which means they are 100% recyclable. All our card stock is FSC accredited, meaning it has been responsibly sourced from sustainable forestry.

  • Can I include religious symbols or imagery on the funeral Order of Service?

    Yes, you can include any symbols or imagery you wish. Simply select ‘add image’ within our editor, and upload as you would a photograph. Alternatively, just send the image to our studio team and they can assist you with adding it to your funeral Order of Service.

  • Is there a limit to the number of photos I can include in my funeral Order of Service?

    There is no limit to the number of photographs you can include in the Order of Service. We allow full creative freedom for you to add as much text or as many photographs as you wish.

  • Can you accommodate last-minute changes to the funeral Order of Service design?

    We can accommodate any requested changes right up until the order has reached the printing stage. Once the order has gone through our print machines, we cannot make any alterations. It is always best to email our studio team as soon as possible if any alterations are required. They can then advise if it is too late to make amends.

  • Do you offer assistance in selecting appropriate fonts and layouts for the funeral Order of Service?

    Yes. Our free funeral Order of Service templates have set fonts and layouts to accommodate the design. If you wish to use an alternative font or restructure the template layout, you can put in a bespoke design request, or send us an email, and we will be more than happy to accommodate your request.

  • Are there templates available specifically for different types of funeral ceremonies or cultural traditions?

    Our templates follow a layout that will be fitting for all cultural traditions. We offer numerous templates that would serve different types of ceremonies and cultural traditions. However, we are always more than happy to offer bespoke design services to those who are unable to find an appropriate design/template on our site.

  • Can I order a sample of the funeral Order of Service before placing a larger order?

    Yes. If you wish to receive a sample funeral Order of Service, just get in touch, and we would be more than happy to send one out, no matter how small or big the order. We only ask that you allow plenty of time to receive the sample and allow for the print of the final order. If you have any concerns regarding timings, just pop us a message.

  • Are there options for bilingual or multilingual funeral Order of Service designs?

    Yes, absolutely. The best way to process an order for bilingual/multilingual Order of Service is to send the running order of service in both languages to our studio team and they will work on a design to accommodate both languages in a way that will be easy to follow for all.

  • How can I ensure the text on the funeral Order of Service is legible for older guests?

    We always proofread ready orders and will advise straight away if we believe the font to be too small. We recommend any font size over 12pt will be legible. However, we recommend a minimum font size of 9pt. If you are unsure about the font sizing, let us know as soon as possible and we should be able to send out a sample to show the font sizes when printed.

  • Can you provide recommendations for coordinating the funeral Order of Service with other stationery items?

    Yes. We are always happy to provide recommendations on supporting stationery items which will support your chosen service/ceremony. Please get in contact if you are looking for advice on what supporting stationery would be appropriate based on the service/ceremony type. Coordinating funeral stationery is always something to consider when looking to print Order of Service funeral booklets.

  • Do you offer customisation for the shape or dimensions of the funeral Order of Service booklet?

    Yes. Our funeral Order of Services are supplied as A5 booklets as standard. However, we are more than happy to accommodate any bespoke design request, including shapes and sizes.

  • Are there additional services available, such as printing memorial cards or thank-you notes?

    Yes. Anything paper based, we can print. If we do not offer it as a templated product, simply send us a message and we will do our upmost to accommodate your request.

  • Can you provide guidance on the proper etiquette for distributing funeral Order of Service booklets during the ceremony?

    Traditionally, there will be a dedicated person, or persons, welcoming mourners as they enter the service. They would traditionally hand out the Order of Service booklets as the guests arrive. Alternatively, they would distribute them via the eating arrangement in the service venue, to offer every guest a booklet to follow along with the order of service.

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If I could give 6 stars I would.

I called ALT to produce an Order of Service for my father’s funeral.
It's an emotional time and I didn't feel confident enough to design it myself, so I called ALT at 5 minutes to closure time on a Friday night. I was pleasantly surprised to hear Sam's voice on the phone!! I explained the situation and Sam's calm demeanour was reassuring that they could design and deliver what our family needed.When I emailed my father’s picture, Sam without confirmation that they would get my business, enhanced and returned my picture. It looked amazing and I was so grateful. He then referred me to the lovely Anna who designed a proof so quickly and accommodated all my bespoke requests. Nothing was too big or small and she was so responsive. When the final PDF proof came I couldn't have been happier. The prints arrived quickly and securely and the quality of the finish the card/paper was exceptional to look at and to touch. A Loving Trubute were professional, attentive and a pleasure to do business with.
May you go from strength to strength. Truly. All the best" MP.

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