Matt is a cremation expert with a passion for making funerals more personal and affordable.
A funeral in the UK can cost anywhere from £980 to well over £10,000 depending on the type of service you want. At an average of £5,000, a traditional burial is the most expensive option, while a direct cremation is the cheapest.
Cremation has been a funeral option in the UK for over 150 years, but it still remains a mystery to many people. Here, we look at exactly what happens at a cremation so you and your family know what to expect.
After receiving the ashes from a cremation, many families arrange their own personal memorial service. You’re then free to display or scatter the ashes anywhere you wish – or you could even create a series of mementos for your family.
The first step in arranging a funeral is choosing what kind of service you want. You’ll need to hire a funeral director if you’re arranging a traditional service, but with direct cremation, you can plan the memorial yourself for a fraction of the cost.