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Thanks to San Diego’s abundant sunshine and pleasant year-round temperatures, it’s the perfect location to host an outdoor funeral service. If your loved one had a passion for gardening or enjoyed the serenity of a day on the water, an outdoor ceremony would be ideal for saying your final good byes.

Graveside Funeral Services

Although it’s fairly common to have a short graveside service outdoors, most formal funerals traditionally take place inside. However, this doesn’t have to be the case. San Diego offers a variety of stunning outdoor locations, whether at a public park or in a private backyard, that would make for a lovely funeral setting. The added benefit of being surrounded by all the natural life of the great outdoors may help to ease the pain and remind you of all the wonderful things in the world.  Outdoor funerals are peaceful!

Complete Outdoor Funerals

You can also cut the costs of a funeral by holding the ceremony outdoors. Not only is it often cheaper to rent an outdoor space, or even free if you hold the funeral in a family or friend’s backyard, but you can also save money on the décor. Choose a spot that already has a lovely garden and take advantage of the scene’s natural beauty! Eliminate the expense of a costly florist and use the existing flowers at your chosen location rather than decorating with expensive cut flowers.

Outdoor funerals also offer the opportunity to remember the deceased with a touching, unique send-off, such as the releasing of doves or scattering of ashes.

In addition to the standard outdoor lawn ceremonies, you can also celebrate your loved one’s life with a burial at sea. This can be a wonderful way to commemorate someone who loved sailing, fishing or simply visiting the coast.   Our site contains much information on the burial at sea process.  If you have never attended one of these I can assure you that is is really very lovely and will provide you with precious menories.

 

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