How to organise a wake
A wake is a gathering of friends, family, and anyone wishing to pay their respects. It’s usually held at someone’s house or a hired venue after a funeral.
How long does it take to get ashes after cremation?
Many people find it comforting to know when they will receive the ashes of a loved one. This guide explains what you need to do before you can collect them.
Can you legally stop someone coming to a funeral?
Generally, funerals are public events and there isn’t a way to legally ban someone. But as the organiser, you do have the right to ask a difficult relative not to come.
Everything you need to know about attending a wake
If you’ve been invited to a wake but are not sure what to expect this guide will take you through the details of a wake, how best to show up on the day, and where the word and tradition comes from.