Bruce and Denise Morcombe want no sadness at the funeral for Daniel, who will be laid to rest nine years to the day since he disappeared.
About 3000 people are expected to attend Daniel's old school church at Sippy Downs on Queensland's Sunshine Coast.
They have been asked to wear a hint of red - and a smile.
'We hope to move forward, to finally say goodbye,' Bruce Morcombe told the Nine Networ.
'The service will be really beautiful. Denise has spent a lot of time on that with a lot of helpers and I'm sure it'll be something respectful to remember Daniel as he should be - a fine young boy.'
Denise Morcombe said while the service would end one chapter in their lives, they would never find closure over their son's death.
'It will be sad to see Daniel leaving the church and going to the cemetery, but we've always said we wanted him buried with dignity and I think the church service will be the best that we are able to give him,' she said.
'I think he'd be pretty proud.'