Here are five things to consider when making arrangements with a funeral director.
Updated: Jul 23
Saying goodbye to a loved one is never easy. When you are in charge of planning a funeral, it can feel challenging and stressful to fulfil your family member's wishes. Inflation can make the cost of a ceremony high and unaffordable.
1. Consider a Pre-Paid Funeral
If you wish to make things easier on your family at the time of your death, you have the option of arranging a pre-paid funeral before the time comes. With a pre-paid funeral, you can lock-in the cost of your service while making sure every detail is to your wishes. When you pay for your funeral in advance at today's prices, you can save your loved ones from the stress of having to make decisions regarding your arrangements.
2. Look for All-Inclusive Pricing
All-inclusive pricing for funerals is a great way to avoid the rising cost of such services. This pricing model cuts out any unnecessary extras your loved one did not wish to have at their ceremony.
Most funeral directors in the UK do not include the costs of things such as cremation fees, doctor's fees and facilities in their final price. We do. By choosing one of our all-inclusive services, you can save a huge amount of money while continuing to honour your loved one's wishes at the high standard you would expect.
3. Consider Direct Cremation
Direct cremation does not include a ceremony and is one of the most cost-effective options for honouring your loved one. The reason it is so cost effective is that the price does not include most of the expenses that are attached to a traditional funeral.
If you are in charge of arrangements, and your loved one did not wish to create a hassle upon his or her death, direct cremation is a great way to say goodbye without a fuss. With this option, you can put any money he or she left behind, or your own, towards a simple memorial service at a later date if you wish to do so.
4. Consider Simple Cremation
If your loved one's wish was to have a ceremony, you might consider choosing a simple cremation. You will be able to honour their memory with a short personal service at a date of your choice where you can say your goodbyes without having to pay for expenses such as embalming, limousines, or processions.
5. Consider a Traditional Funeral
If your loved one valued the idea of having a full, traditional funeral, you could arrange a dignified yet simple ceremony that won't leave you in debt. The costs of a conventional funeral rarely include doctor's fees, limousine's, hearse transportation and the professional services of a funeral director. As we've said before - ours do...
When you are responsible for arranging a funeral, there are many affordable options available. Whether your loved one's wish was to have something large or small, we can help you make the right choice. If you have recently lost a loved one and are looking to make arrangements, contact us today to learn more about our simple, transparent, and professional crematory services.