Most funerals in the UK are organised by Funeral directors or Celebrants but they do not have to be. Arranging a funeral without a director can provide an opportunity for a highly personalised tribute and could save you money.
There are many reasons why people may decide to arrange the funeral themselves. It could be they wish to be responsible for creating a more personalised tribute or because they feel uncomfortable passing the responsibility to strangers. It could also come down to money. Funeral directors have to operate commercially and can be expensive. When organising a ‘do-it-yourself’ funeral it is worth considering what the process is likely to entail before you make any decisions.
Please find below some useful links to organisations who will guide you through the process;
Independent advice providing information on all types of funeral including family-organised and natural burials. If you are looking for help, support, advice or guidance planning a funeral, either for yourself or for someone close to you, the Natural Death Centre Charity is here for you.
The Good Funeral Guide is a book and a website. It does what it says on the cover. It tells you everything you need to know, enabling you to make the best possible choices and arrange a funeral you will forever be proud of.
An independent example of a DIY funeral providing information on the aspects involved.