No, you don’t have to have a funeral by law.
Whilst having a funeral is the norm after someone passes away, it’s not obligatory.
People who don’t want to have a funeral tend to opt for a direct cremation or burial, in which a funeral service doesn’t take place at all.
Have you considered a prepaid funeral plan?
If you’re thinking ahead for your own funeral and you’re worried about the financial implications for your family, then you may consider a prepaid funeral plan.
A funeral plan allows you to plan and pay for your chosen funeral in advance.
You can also spread the cost into low-cost monthly payments so that it’s affordable.
Reassured can help you arrange a funeral plan for a traditional funeral or for a direct cremation.
Funeral plans for direct cremation start from as little as £16.51* a month.
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As well as direct cremation, there are other alternatives to having a traditional funeral. These include:
- Eco-friendly funeral
- Do it Yourself (DIY) funeral
- Humanist or celebration of life funeral
For more information, continue reading our helpful guide: Do you have to have a funeral?