An atheists funeral is more likely to be centred around a celebration of life, rather than a religious gathering. There is a growing trend of non religious funerals in the UK. These can range wildly depending on the wishes of the deceased. Atheists tend to choose cremation over burial, with an increasing amount of people booking direct cremation, which is a ceremony free cremation, meaning their family and friends can simply have a party away from and formal funeral ceremony. The biggest difference between a religious and atheist funeral would be the readings and songs/hymns. Where traditional funerals typically have the family reading verses from the bible and singing hymns, a non-relgious funeral can be anything personal to the deceased.