Guide

Arranging a funeral

Last updated: 5 June 2017

Arranging the funeral yourself

Most people use a funeral director, though you can arrange a funeral yourself.

A funeral you arrange yourself can be more personal and less expensive. You'll have to organise more things yourself, like making arrangements with a cemetery or crematorium.

Contact your local council for advice on arranging a funeral, buying burial plots, crematorium services and dealing with funeral costs.

Buying a coffin

You can buy a coffin from an undertaker or have one specially made. Some funeral directors can supply you a coffin and help deal with the paperwork.

If you're arranging a cremation yourself, make sure the coffin is suitable as not all materials are appropriate.

You can find out more online, or contact the Natural Death Centre for independent funeral advice.

Arranging a funeral
Arranging the funeral yourself