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The Traditional Funeral Plan.

A funeral plan with one limousine and a high-quality wood veneer coffin. The Traditional Funeral plan is flexible around the time and place of the funeral

If you’re looking for a funeral plan with a few extras such as a limousine for your family and a genuine wood veneer coffin, our Traditional Funeral plan may be best suited to your needs.


What the Traditional Funeral plan includes

  • Collection and transportation of the deceased to the funeral director’s premises within a 25 mile radius (during working hours)
  • Care of the deceased prior to the funeral
  • Genuine wood veneer coffin
  • Provision of funeral staff
  • The cortege leaving from a local address, travelling to the funeral service, and returning afterward
  • Provision of the hearse and one mourners’ limousine (a limousine typically seats 6)
  • Professional advice on certification, registration, and all the required legal documentation


  • The Funeral Director’s fees in arranging and conducting the funeral
  • Advice on producing Order of Service and/or Hymn sheets (printing not included)
  • Provision of Chapel of Rest facilities for viewing of the deceased prior to the funeral
  • Advice on placing an obituary notice in the local press (cost of notice not included)
  • Memorial advice
  • Advice on floral tributes, estate administration, bereavement counselling, and charitable donations
  • No cancellation fees

What funeral costs do I need to cover ?

Whilst the cost of the funeral director’s services is included in your plan, there are other costs you need to consider.

What is not included

Disbursements, these are third-party costs for essential service paid out on your behalf and are outside the control of the funeral director but will be paid by them, to the third parties at the time of the funeral.   They are currently approximately £1,337 which includes crematorium fees, minister or celebrants fees, and doctor’s fees. 

It is considered prudent to pay an allowance for disbursements as the additional value of the third-party cost allowance included in your plan will grow over time. There will only be more to pay at the time of the funeral if the third party costs exceed the allowance when you buy your plan, or if the costs increase by more than the growth of your plan.

Open Pre-paid plan company administration fee, approximately £195