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How To Arrange A DIY Funeral

Opting to use Simplicity Cremations for your DIY funeral allows you to create a fitting and personalised send off for your loved one, as well as saving you thousands in the process.

Whether it’s the increase in the cost of funerals, or because families are looking for a more personal ceremony, it’s clear to see that DIY funerals are on the increase. We explore how Simplicity Cremations can help you create a family-led funeral for your loved one.  

A DIY Funeral could save you thousands  

DIY funerals are not for everyone. Some people need the guidance and advice of a Funeral Director to help make arrangements and organize the day. However, if you are keen to create your own funeral for a loved one, opting to manage the funeral arrangements yourself can save you thousands. 


One of the most important things to consider is where your loved one will rest until the funeral. Unless you have the correct facilities at home, opting for a Simplicity Cremation could be the best option. Prices start at £1,095 and include the collection of your loved one, transport to the crematorium, provision of a simple coffin, cremation fees and doctor's certificate fees. 


Most of our families find this to be the most affordable funeral, allowing them to celebrate the life of their loved one after the service in their own way.



Celebration of life

Opting to have a simple cremation service allows families to celebrate the life of their loved one, the way they would have wanted. Our attended cremation service is a small, intimate funeral where up to 12 people can attend the service. Family and friends will be given the opportunity to lead the service with the full support of a chapel attendant.  


Afterwards, some families choose to reminisce together in their own way. We’ve heard of many fitting memorials over the years. We’ve listed a few below;


Sunset Beach Walk

Some families opt to scatter their loved ones ashes at sea, in their favourite beach location.

Celebration in the Park

Choose to remember their life with a family picnic in their favourite sunshine spot. 

Family BBQ

You can choose to hold a memorial at home, inviting family and friends for a more informal celebration of life.



How Simplicity Cremations can help 

Simplicity Cremations can help you organize your own DIY funeral starting at £1,095, which includes all the essentials such as transportation, help with paperwork, provision of a single coffin, cremation fees and doctor's fees. 


As mentioned above, we do offer the option to attend the direct cremation service. You can read more about this here. 


Our packages are explained below;



  • Collection of the deceased from hospital or coroner’s only
  • Cremation fees
  • Simple coffin
  • Transportation in a specialised vehicle
  • Scattering of ashes



  • Collection of the deceased from place of rest
  • Brought into our care at our mortuaries
  • Cremation fees
  • Simple coffin
  • Transportation in a specialised vehicle
  • Return of ashes in a simple container



When you’ve decided which direct cremation service is right for you, then just give us a call on 0800 484 0260. Simplicity Cremations are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and we are ready to help straight away.