Simple Funeral Plans & Services

Ways of Holding a Simple Funeral

A Simple Funeral is often a more affordable, fundamental-only approach when compared with the trappings of a Traditional Funeral. Essentially Simple Funerals follow the same structure as Traditional Funerals, however, they come with a lower price and with less pomp and ceremony. This is a great option for those who wish not to be constrained by traditional requirements or expectations, and instead are seeking a personalised option with a lower price tag. They can be arranged before time for those who want to arrange their own funeral, or by family members wishing to say farewell to their loved one. 

A Simple Funeral is very similar to a direct burial or cremation option, which is the option of a cremation or burial without a funeral service and only adhering to the legal requirements for funerals. Direct Cremation in particular has become more popular as it’s low cost and a zero-frills option for those who don’t want a fuss made of their passing.

The ashes are returned to the family in a simple urn, and if they wish, the family and friends can hold a memorial service or tribute to their departed loved one on their own terms. This is a very stripped back version of a Simple Funeral, which often has a little more to it than the direct variety but with less than a traditional funeral. 

There are many ways to hold a Simple Funeral, and there may be many suggestions a funeral director can make to help keep costs lower and arrangements more straightforward.

Reasons for selecting a Direct Cremation

  • Having the funeral director choose the time and date of the service or ceremony which may include times in the early morning or a weekday.
  • A simple wooden coffin or urn without embalming. 
  • No funeral cars or limousines with family members usually making their way to and from the funeral.
  • Few flowers or less elaborate floral arrangements, or perhaps no flowers included at all.
  • The funeral service can be held at a location of your choice rather than in a crematorium or cemetery chapel. This allows also for the selection of a religious service or a non-religious tribute.
  • Holding the wake in a private home to save on venue and catering costs, especially if friends bring food and drinks to share.
  • The options for our Simple Funerals can truly be tailored to you including having a burial, cremation, a natural burial, or eco-friendly options – again the choice is yours.

Select a Simple Funeral with County

When choosing County Funerals for your or a loved ones’ Simple Funeral, you can rest assured that all of our services are conducted with the dignity and respect of the deceased forefront in all we do.

We aim to support you with thoughtful and attentive consultation and professional services while supporting family and friends to say goodbye in the way they choose. Our Simple Funerals start from £2,300 with the options for endless adaptations to suit you. For more information on how we can help, reach out to our team of experienced funeral directors to guide you through. Contact us today by clicking here.

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