Please contact us directly for a non-pressurised discussion about costs, we will need to ask a few questions but then will give you transparent prices over the phone or on email. Comparing prices between funeral directors is not always straight forward, as different companies include different types and levels of services in the figures they quote.
At ARKA Original Funerals we promise that we will help you to create an inspiring rite of passage and keep your costs as low as possible; within your realistic budget. There is only one chance at creating the right funeral, and it is important to be able to think calmly, to understand the wide choice of options available and to know that we are there to support you in the planning and arranging of the day. A lot of things that make a funeral really memorable cost absolutely nothing, it’s just allowing yourself the time to really think about these things.
Most of our arrangements are bespoke but we have put together a choice of more simple packages for people to consider. These are our ‘Direct Cremation’, ‘Down to Earth’ or ‘Simple Farewell’ options. These packages are self-contained and therefore cannot be subject to modification. These three options require payment ahead of the funeral / cremation going ahead.
Prepaid Funeral Plan
There is a lot of scaremongering that goes on regarding pre paid funeral plans and the need to have one. Funeral directors can be even known to send out a promotional leaflet with the invoice, to a recently bereaved person!
At ARKA we know it is a big decision to take one of these out and it is important not to be hoodwinked by the aggressive marketing that goes on, both by post, social media and television. Perhaps do not see these plans helping you but rather you taking out this plan will help the funeral director in the future. When funeral director’s sell their business the amount of plans they have on their books adds to the value of their business. It is important to know that none of the plans can 100% guarantee that they will cover all the funeral costs. Most guarantee the funeral director’s fees but not all the disbursements. Many also charge an admin fee to set up, as much as £250.00
If you are lucky enough to have an amount of money to put aside for your funeral plans then maybe look at a way of saving this money separately from your main account, but in a way that you do not have to pay an admin fee?
Download our funeral wishes document. This will give you a step by step guide of thinking what you may like to include in your funeral arrangements and what you do not want. You could then look at today’s prices and price up how much the cost would be. If, once you have done this and you still feel that the way forward is a funeral plan then we do offer Golden Charter Plans and we would be happy to talk through this with you.
Just feel it is important to give you the full picture as we very much want to be honest and transparent.