Funeral plans

Funeral Plans

Planning a funeral for a loved one can be an upsetting and challenging experience. Especially if you haven’t discussed their wishes with them beforehand. Adding to this can be the financial pressure  of paying for the funeral. 

You can take away the burden of arranging a funeral from your family by planning your funeral. It is a thoughtful way to make things easier for your family at what will be a distressing time.

Planning ahead

Planning ahead can involve things like your will, funeral plan, expression of wishes, etc.

If you are thinking of planning your funeral, talk to us. Our friendly team of professionals will help you with every detail to ensure peace of mind for you and your family.

What is a funeral plan?

A funeral plan is an easy way to arrange the funeral you want in advance. A plan allows you to specify your wishes and pay for the funeral director’s services included in your plan. As our customers often tell us, that can bring peace of mind to you and your family. A plan from Golden Charter also includes an allowance towards third party costs. These are essential, non-funeral director services such as the cremation or burial fees, plus the minister or officiant’s fee to perform the service.

Our Partnership with Golden Charter

At I Did It My Way Funeral Directors, we work in partnership with Golden Charter to provide you with a simple way to plan ahead. As one of the UK’s largest funeral plan providers*, Golden Charter has helped 900,000 people make funeral provisions** so we’re completely confident in offering their plans to you.


Everyone has different needs when it comes to funeral planning, so we make sure the plans we offer are as flexible as possible. When you get in touch, we’ll be happy to discuss your funeral requirements and tailor a plan to suit you. Rest assured a plan from Golden Charter is available to all UK residents, regardless of age or state of health.

Would you like to know more information about how a Golden Charter funeral plan could work for you? We can provide you with all of the information you need to make an informed decision for you and your family, so get in touch today!

*Based on a Golden Charter analysis and independent research of the funeral plan market size as at January 2023.

**Correct at March 2023

I Did It My Way Funeral Directors is an appointed representative of Golden Charter Limited trading as Golden Charter Funeral Plans which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FRN:965279). Registered in England No. 02511598 Registered Office: One Fleet Place, London EC4M 7WS.

What will the plan cover?

Funeral plans cover the basics of a funeral, plus anything else you would like to include. This includes the cost of a casket, treatment of the body, transportation of the body to a funeral director, and a hearse.

It usually will not include additional items such as flowers, providing for a wake, a paper notification, or extra vehicles for the family members, but if you want to include other items, we can do this with one of our bespoke plans. We have a range of package plans to choose from or we can create a bespoke plan for you.

Clarity is important. We understand this is one of the biggest choices of your life, and we will explain every detail so that you can make an informed decision. Some providers may only offer you standard packages. But we understand the importance of flexibility. Talk to us. We will help you tailor your funeral plan and set aside sufficient funds to fulfil your wishes so that your loved ones are not asked to pay the difference when the time comes.

What does a funeral plan cost?

With our bespoke funeral plans, you can be as extravagant or as simple as you choose. Our funeral plan offers you the option of cremation or burial, along with the choice of an eco-friendly funeral or natural burial. Alongside our bespoke plans, we have a selection of standard packages.

Funeral Director Fees
Professional Services
Bringing the deceased into our care
Care and preparation of the deceased
Viewing and visiting the deceased
Simple coffin
Hearse and driver
(included above)
Crematorium fee (Burial POA)
Minister / Celebrant fee
Doctor's fee
Funeral Plan Fees
Golden Charter fee
Our arrangement fee
£99 (one per family)

*Pricing subject to change

Please call us on 0114 327 4936 to discuss your wishes and for any questions you have

An Expression of Wish

An Expression of Wish is detailing everything you would like in your funeral but does not involve paying in advance. This means your loved ones are fully aware of your wishes but does also mean the funeral would need to be paid at the time of need either by your family or your estate.

Please give us a call and we’d be more than happy to answer any questions you may have. We’re here for you.

Testimonial (1)

Louise Starbrook

“Our Funeral Director was the ultimate professional from start to finish, from organising a candlelight vigil for our friend as so many wanted to pay their respects, to ensuring the day ran like clockwork despite the hundreds of mourners. Our family have used I Did It My Way several times over the years and Trevor is the most approachable, kind, empathetic, nothing too much trouble kind of person you want to talk to on your darkest days.” 

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