Arrange a funeral for your loved one
Arranging a funeral can be a very emotional process, we are here to hold your hand through these difficult times.
The first steps
What to do when someone dies?
When a loved one passes away there are a lot of mixed emotions. Trying to think clearly and knowing what to do first can be very difficult. Depending on whether a loved one has passed away at home, in hospital, expectedly or unexpectedly will impact what you will need to do first.
How to register a death?
In England and Wales you are required to register a death within 5 days. It is important to register the death to obtain a Certification for Burial or Cremation (also known as a ‘green form’) to arrange a funeral.
Talk to us
If you have any questions about arranging a funeral, call us to speak with a member of our caring team.
What to start thinking about
Did your loved one have a funeral plan in place?
It is important to determine whether your loved one had a funeral plan in place, as arrangements and full or partial payments may already have been made.
Did your loved one have a Will in place?
Before making funeral arrangements you should look for your loved one’s Will as it may contain funeral wishes.
Choosing a cremation or burial?
If you are unsure about choosing cremation or burial, we have a dedicated page containing further information.
Our funeral service options
Our professional team offers a full range of funeral services to suit all needs. Whether you are looking for cremation or burial, traditional or alternative, direct cremation or bespoke funeral services, our comprehensive range of funeral options will allow you to choose the right funeral.
White Willow Cremation
Also known as a direct cremation, our White Willow Cremation service offers an affordable, unattended funeral for £999*.
White Willow Cremation Bespoke
Offers everything included with a White Willow Cremation with the option to personalise and add additions.
Our traditional funerals typically include viewings, a funeral procession with a hearse or other passenger vehicle to the cemetery and a committal service.
Personalisation options allow you to plan a funeral the way they would have wanted with a personal flair, no request is too big or small.
With options including natural burial and eco-friendly urns and coffins, we can facilitate a funeral with environmental options at the forefront.
Whatever your religion and beliefs, we arrange services following the practices of your particular religion.
Also known as humanist funerals, non-religious funerals are conducted without religious content, seen as a celebration of life.
If you need to arrange a funeral for a baby or a child under the age of 18, we will provide our services free of charge.
What is embalming?
Embalming is a common practice which is used to preserve the body of your loved one. The process is carried out by using specialist embalming fluid helping to achieve a peaceful appearance. Although embalming is not required for all funerals, it is recommended and is something you may consider if you plan on viewing your loved one.