Planning for end-of-life arrangements is an act of love and responsibility. It can spare your loved ones from financial stress during a time of grief. But with the many options available, understanding what an affordable and dignified send-off looks like is crucial. That's why it's essential to ask the question: what is the cheapest way to get a funeral plan?

Understanding funeral plans

When we discuss funeral plans, we are talking about pre-paid arrangements that include the costs and specifics of a funeral.

Costs can differ substantially, and that could be down to factors such as what is included in the service, the location of the service, the decision between burial or cremation, and additional amenities like flowers, transportation, and obituaries.

Among these considerations, affordability emerges as a crucial factor. It is essential because everyone deserves a respectful farewell without incurring substantial financial burdens.

Factors affecting funeral plan costs

By understanding the nuances of funeral plan costs, including the type of service, additional services, provider options, and payment methods, you can make informed decisions to find the most affordable funeral plan option that meets your needs.

Several factors influence the cost of a funeral plan, including:

  1. Type of service
    Whether you opt for a cremation or burial will significantly impact the overall cost. Cremations tend to be more affordable due to lower associated costs such as coffins and cemetery plots.
  2. Additional services
    Any additional services or customisation you choose, such as memorial services or flower arrangements will add to the overall cost of the plan.
  3. Payment options
    Funeral plans can typically be paid for upfront in a single payment or through instalment payments over time. Opting for a single payment may result in cost savings compared to paying in instalments.
  4. Provider
    Different funeral providers offer varying pricing structures, so it's essential to compare quotes from multiple companies to find the best deal.

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Cheapest funeral plan options

Now that we understand the factors influencing funeral plan costs, let's explore the cheapest types of funeral plans available.

Direct cremation plans

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Direct cremation involves cremating the deceased without a funeral service or viewing.

This minimalist approach tends to be the most affordable option, making it an attractive choice for those seeking a budget-friendly plan.

Direct cremations

Simple funeral plans

Simple Cremation

Similar to direct cremation, simple funeral plans forego elaborate funeral services and focus on intimacy.

By opting for a simple funeral plan, you can significantly reduce costs associated with a procession and viewings.

Simple funeral plans

Our cheapest funeral plans

At Distinct Cremations, we understand that when it comes to saying goodbye, the value of the farewell far outweighs the price tag. Our products are designed to provide a touching tribute to your life without putting undue financial pressure on those you leave behind. Our plans encompass different needs and budgets and focus on providing exceptional care and support throughout the process.

Our services are tailored for those who seek a practical yet compassionate approach to funeral planning. We invite you to explore our affordable funeral plans below, and find solace in knowing our expertise serves as a source of comfort and reassurance.

Unattended Direct Cremation Plan

From £1,699
or £19.44* per month

Celebrate a life without the restrictions of a funeral

  • A simple, dignified and
    affordable option
  • No formal service or
    attendees present
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Small Attended Cremation Plans

From £2,099
or £25.23** per month

Two simple service options for a family-led send off

  • A 10 minute service for
    up to 8 attendees OR
  • A 20 minute service for up to 20 attendees
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Funeral Plan

From £2,999
or £37.45*** per month

A respectful cremation funeral led by a celebrant

  • Unrestricted number
    of attendees
  • A full length service at
    the crematorium
Find out more Buy a plan now

* Price advertised is for a 50 year old paying over a 10 year period. Total cost is £2,332.80 and includes administration fees. ** Price advertised is for a 50 year old paying over a 10 year period. Total cost is £3,027.60 and includes administration fees. *** Price advertised is for a 50 year old paying over a 10 year period. Total cost is £4,494.00 and includes administration fees.

For additional pricing information and a full list of our optional extras, please see our price list.

Distinct Cremations: A compassionate partner

With Distinct Cremations, you will find a partner who walks with you every step of the way, combining compassion with expertise, and delivering a beautiful final tribute that respects your wishes and your wallet.

When you're ready, start planning your future today. With us by your side, you can be assured that your final chapter will be written with care, honouring the life it represents.

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  • 24/7 availability: We are available to answer your questions and address any concerns you may have, any day at any time.
  • Transparent pricing: We offer clear and upfront pricing for all our services, ensuring you can make informed decisions without any hidden costs.
  • Nationwide coverage: No matter where you live in the UK mainland we can deliver our affordable funerals for the same price.
  • A compassionate team: Our team is dedicated to providing dignified and respectful care for the deceased and their loved ones.
  • Comprehensive support: We go beyond simply arranging funeral logistics. Our team is available to provide guidance and support with various aspects of the process, including navigating legal requirements and accessing bereavement resources.

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Interested in our cheap funeral plans?

We're happy to answer any questions you may have about our funeral plans over the phone, or you can request a free guide for details about what we offer. If you've decided a funeral plan is right for you, you can also view our products and take out a plan online.

Have a chat with us

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Want to talk through our options? If you have questions or would like some in-person support we’re just a call away.

Call us on 01543 212997

Get a free guide

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Need some time to digest the details? You can download a PDF of our guide online or get a printed copy posted out.

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Set up a plan online

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If you’re happy that one of our plans is exactly what you’re looking for, you can get everything set up yourself online.

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We offer the highest level of support, but don't take our word for it

Below are a selection of reviews from those who followed their instinct with Distinct and chose to buy a funeral with us.

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Mark 21 May 2024
Excellent communication, very helpful and we got just what we wanted in a service. Highly recommended and we will use again. Mark Oliver
Anon 2 May 2024
Service very efficient, and comprehensive. Understandably, you "chased me up" when there was a delay in my response to place an order, but this delay was whilst I contacted all those relatives who might have had a view to express.
Anon 24 Apr 2024
I was very happy with the service I received and they are only a phone call away if I or my sons should need advice or help in any way
Wendy 8 Apr 2024
This is a good company, the cremation was dealt with very smoothly without any problems. The staff were very courteous and professional throughout. Everything was explained over the phone and they were very patient answering my questions. The ashes were delivered on time to my door. Highly recommended.
Anon 7 Apr 2024
They gave a superb service, they were very professional from start to finish, but also friendly and empathetic too, at what was a very difficult time for myself and the family
Anon 6 Apr 2024
Dee was lovely and understanding and advice was easy to understand
Anon 5 Apr 2024
Very kind and helpful lady. She talked me through everything that I asked her about.
Anon 1 Apr 2024
From the very first phone call I felt things were going to be handled well. Kindness compassion and helpful ness were shown throughout. I was kept informed about all the details and the person delivering the ashes was so respectful and kind taking the time to ask about my husbands life. This is who will handle my cremation.
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