There are so many things to consider when arranging a funeral. Golden Leaves can help with every step.
Funeral Planning Advice
At Golden Leaves we think you are best placed to decide what kind of funeral you’d like. While this could be a difficult thing to consider it can a very positive acton to take, to reflect on your life and the send off you’d like. Planning in advance will help remove the emotional burden and some of the financial worry from your next of kin at a time in their lives when they are least able to cope.
See our Funeral Planning Checklist for a list of things to consider when planning your funeral. Also see our section about Starting The Conversation for advice on how to speak to loved ones about this potentially difficult subject
How do I decide which plan is for me?
Golden Leaves have a range of standard funeral plans designed to meet your requirements at a cost which you can afford. Ranging from a Cremation only service to a traditional funeral with all the trimmings these plans can be purchased in full, or paid in instalments over 12 to 60 months or covered as an insurance plan with fixed monthly payments.
Planning for your funeral now means you can fix the amount you pay for the professional services of the Funeral Director in advance, no matter how far in the future death occurs. It also means you can decide on the details of the funeral in advance, so when the time comes your loved ones do not have to worry, Golden Leaves will take care of all the arrangements.
Cremation or Burial
Religious and cultural beliefs, family tradition and personal preference can all play an important part in this decision, along with feelings and preferences of family and loved ones. The final resting place is a consideration which is more flexible after cremation.
Modern cremation reduces the body to it basic elements within a matter of hours compared to burial which allows the process of slow and natural decomposition. In some cultures cremation is revered while in others the place of burial has important significance.
The Copper plan is a Direct Cremation service and the simplest and cheapest Golden Leaves plan. The plan allows for the professional fees of the Funeral Director to collect the body from the place of death, arranging the cremation and delivering the remains to the family. There is no service and the family can commemorate the passing whenever or however they choose.
A Traditional Funeral
Choose from our From50 plans, Bronze to Platinum or our eco-friendly Green plans which all guarantee to cover the cost of the Funeral Director, all include a service, whether for a cremation or burial, a range of different coffin choices and a range of services included to suit your budget.
A Personal Service
In addition Golden Leaves can help you personalise your funeral to give you the send off you’d like. To create a bespoke funeral choose either our Platinum or Gold plans and then call our team who will be happy to help with advice on any additions you’d like. Our team will do their best to accommodate any additions that you require and will be able to advise on additional costs. Also whether your requests can be added now as part of the payment plan or whether its a request to add to your file, which has to be paid for when the time comes.
Our team is used to a variety of requests but we are typically asked to provide additions such as:
- Horse and Carriage (replaces the hearse)
- Extra limos or extra hearse to carry flowers
- Tractor hearses
- Bespoke coffin
- Alternative service location
Golden Leaves can also arrange repatriation of your body to any country from the UK if you require your Funeral to be conducted elsewhere in the world. Repatriation can be a part of your funeral planning agreed in advance. Please call 0800 85 44 48 for more details.