The Cost of Burials in the UK
With actual burial costs you may be surprised to find that a plot is not forever.
Burial plots tend to be on a leased basis of 100 years or more. Which is where family plots and mausoleums come in to play for longer durations and to plan for future generations. It is possible that some burial plots will be used more than once, you will need to ask how a Church or Cemetery handles this situation.
Where a Husband and wife plot is arranged, you may find that the plot has already been paid for, just the service needs organising and accounted for financially.
In circumstances where you wish for a person to be buried in a different location to where they have lived, it may cost more. Over and above the difference in cost for village, town or city burials.
Arranging The Burial At A Church
The information that you will need to supply will be along the lines of:
Variances In The Burial Service
People can speak and provide a Eulogy as normal, some additional observations may be that after the coffin or casket is lowered, people might wish to scatter soil or drop flowers on top.
Such a service is a personal choice and family members might be consulted before deciding on a Burial service.
Choosing A Green Burial Or Woodland Funeral Instead
If the Will has stated a natural burial, this may consist of an eco friendly burial in line with humanist wishes.
Wills, Burial Legalities And Memorials Or Headstones
The Will contains wishes of the recently deceased.
In most cases they should be adhered to, yet when it comes to burial and choice this is not as clear cut. If you are finding it difficult funding all wishes for a funeral service or burial, please understand that you are not legally obliged to carry all of them out.
Contact the local council or people you are arranging the funeral with and you may be able to receive financial support. Of course, many opt for a prepaid funeral plan whereby costs can be spread and paid monthly, which means that there is less financial pressure and wishes can be adhered to.
When people think of burials they see a mound of earth with a a headstone. There is no legal requirements to have a headstone but they do look nice and are appropriate if family will visit the Grave in the future.
They do take time to arrange. It can take two months to create the headstone and up to six months for the ground to settle before it can be laid. Headstones or memorials can be arranged months or years after the funeral.