A perfect ‘bespoke’ funeral is a matter of life and death


A bar area with gold taps and alcohol, plush seating in a VIP marquee, a kiddie area, hostesses in matching gowns, designer clothes, luxury cars, and for some even a helicopter.

It may sound like a lavish wedding, but the reality is more sombre: South Africans are bringing bling to bespoke funerals to send off their loved ones in style...

This article is reserved for HeraldLIVE subscribers.

A subscription gives you full digital access to all our content.

Already subscribed? Simply sign in below.

Already registered on DispatchLIVE, BusinessLIVE, TimesLIVE or SowetanLIVE? Sign in with the same details.

Questions or problems? Email helpdesk@heraldlive.co.za or call 0860 52 52 00.