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Bespoke Funerals in Cardiff, Barry & Caerphilly

A bespoke funeral is one designed around the personality and passions of the person who has passed; everything from the hearse to the design of the coffin the deceased is laid to rest in.

At Ivor Thomas Funerals, we’re here to provide bespoke funeral services of the highest standard, arranging a service that is the perfect representation of the person who has passed and what made them special. Whether you’d like a few bespoke elements or a tailored service from start to finish, you can trust us to help.

Since opening, we have been proud to provide many different arrangements including; dove releases, horse drawn hearses, motorcycle hearses, a bicycle hearse, coffins designed by the family, football themed funerals, rugby themed funerals and even a viking funeral!

Our family can advise on coffin design, funeral transport and everything that makes a bespoke funeral or bespoke memorial service special. For more information, please don’t hesitate to contact us today. We proudly serve the communities of Caerphilly, Barry, Cardiff and the entirety of South Wales.

Military Funerals

The one stipulation that Neil gave in joining Ivor Thomas Funerals is that we offered military-style funerals for those who have served our country.

We will provide a bugler to play The Last Post, a standard bearer, coffin drapes and regimental music to give your loved one the recognition that they deserve for putting their life at risk for our safety.

Although there is normally a charge for these services, this will be deducted if they have a campaign medal.

DIY Funerals

We believe that every family should have the input that they want and have on several occasions assisted with DIY Funerals. If you are happy to complete the paperwork and administration, we are happy to just assist with what you are unable to provide yourself; whether it is a hearse, a coffin or even just the printing of the orders of service, we are here to help.

Please find our price list for DIY funerals.

Green Funerals

We at Ivor Thomas Funerals believe that everyone must do their bit for the environment and factors into every decision we make. This starts at not embalming unless the family specifically request it, to using a UK coffin manufacturer who is proudly carbon negative. This is why we also offer to offset the carbon produced from any funeral by planting trees and giving the option of dedicating them to your loved one. We also offer Somerset grown and made coffins that take even more CO2 out of the atmosphere and being the proud creators of the UK’s first electrical bike hearse. Contact us today for more information.


Let us help you create a fitting tribute for a loved one

Call us on 029 21690 022 or request a callback using the form below

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Address: 81 Rhydhelig Avenue Heath Cardiff CF14 4DB
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24/7 Helpline and For Call Outs

Office Hours: Monday - Friday: 9:00 - 17:30 Saturday & Sunday: Appointment Only

FAQs & Advice

A burial is when someone is laid to rest within a grave. Cremation is when the person is cremated.
We understand things can change so as long as you let us know ASAP, we will always endeavour to make any changes you request.
Disbursements are essentially third party costs, the most common within a funeral being the burial or cremation fee, minister and doctors fees. Unlike most funeral directors, we include these within our fee to simplify the costs.
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