Limousine hearses are included in our pricing packages as part of your Co-op funeral director’s fleet, but there are many other options you can explore when it comes to procession vehicles for family and friends.

Cost

Our team can directly transfer your loved one to the funeral service or crematorium without a procession convoy. This is the most cost-effective option and means the funeral ceremony begins on arrival at the service.

This option is usually reserved for direct cremations, in which the deceased is laid to rest without any service or ceremony.

Our funeral directors can arrange limousines for mourners and can also recommend a number of alternative providers. Horse-drawn carriages, for example, can be hired, as can limousines in a range of colours, while more customised forms of transit can include anything from tractors to motorbikes.

Route

It’s important to consider any hurdles along the procession route when making choices over funeral transport.

Funeral services in rural areas, for example, may require vehicles to be capable of four-wheel driving, particularly during rainy seasons. In difficult conditions, this might mean opting for SUVs instead of traditional limousines or sedans.

Customisation

Funeral procession vehicles are traditionally limousines or sedans with black or muted colours, but vibrant designs can make for a personalised send-off.

However, it’s important to be aware that members of the public might not easily identify a funeral convoy with unconventional colours and vehicles, so may not give way to the procession as usually expected.

It’s therefore recommended that customised vehicles drive in a tight, but safe, formation to avoid other road users cutting in. You may also wish to use headlights to highlight that you are in the procession. Your funeral director can also walk in front of the hearse, which is a common tradition that indicates a funeral procession is in progress.

Further information

 

Speak with our funeral directors on how to choose funeral transport that best suits your needs.

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