What’s included in a prepayment funeral plan?
Consideration for others and peace of mind are the most common reason for buying a pre-paid funeral plan.
Many people wish to ensure that payment for funeral arrangements is taken care of so loved ones will be spared the financial burden during their bereavement.
We have a choice of three plans, which give you a simple and stress-free way to take care of the arrangements in advance, allowing you to set out your wishes, while also taking care of the costs.
While the below options represent the most popular packages for families, we are also able to work with you to create a bespoke service that fulfills your family’s personal wishes.
|Funeral Plan Elements
|Simple Plus/Simple Plan
|Local collection of the deceased from the place of death and their conveyance to the funeral director’s premises during normal working hours
|Care of the deceased prior to the funeral
|Genuine wood veneered coffin
|Superior genuine wood veneered coffin
|Provision of funeral transport (a limousine typically seats 6)
|Hearse directly to the funeral location
|Hearse and one mourner’s limousine
|Hearse and two mourners limousine
|Provision of funeral staff
|Bearers as required
|Conductor and Bearers as required
|Conductor and Bearers as required
|The cortege leaving from a local address, traveling to the funeral service, and returning afterward
|Professional advice on certification, registration, and all the required legal documentation
|Contribution of £1,200.00 to third-party costs such as clergy or celebrant, doctors’ fees, and the crematorium and/or cemetery. Accurate pricing will be advised by your funeral director of choice
|Provision of Chapel of Rest facilities for viewing of the deceased prior to the funeral and/or service rooms where available
|The Funeral Director’s fees in arranging and conducting the funeral
|Advice on floral tributes, estate administration, bereavement counseling, and charitable donations
|Provision of attendance cards or book for those who attend the funeral to sign
|Collection of floral tribute cards of if preferred, a listing of those who have sent flowers
|Advice and help for the purpose of producing Order of Service and/or Hymn sheets (printing not included)
|Advice and help for placing an obituary notice in the local press (cost of notice not included)
|Fully Inclusive Plan Price*
* Includes admin fee of £195.00
Prepaid Direct Cremation Plan – Price £1,995*
Apart from the above 3 pre-paid plans, we also provide Direct Cremation. It removes the formality of a traditional funeral service. The funeral director, allocated by Open Prepaid Funerals arranges collection from the place of death and provides care until the day of the cremation. The prepaid direct cremation plan includes the provision of a basic coffin, sufficient staff to convey the deceased to the crematorium, and the contribution to 3rd party fees.
The date and time of the funeral are arranged by the funeral director with no mourners in attendance and no ceremony. The cremated remains are then either scattered at the crematorium or can be made available to the family for collection. Most families who choose this option will arrange for an alternative Memorial Service after the cremation.
The prepaid direct cremation plan is the most cost-effective way of prepaying for a funeral in advance – and yet the price is often not the deciding factor. In many cases, this approach to the funeral simply sits comfortably with the plan holder’s lifestyle, providing a less emotional way of dealing with end-of-life planning.
Direct cremation is a discreet and dignified service provided by a professional funeral director in accordance with the appropriate legal requirements.
*includes admin fee of £195.00