Tailored funerals

When we arrange a tailored funeral with you, the first thing we do is listen. Then we'll advise, guide, and inspire you to create a tailored funeral arrangement. From a horse-drawn hearse to a favourite colour theme, tell us what you want, and we’ll do our best to make it happen.

Tailored funerals

When we arrange a tailored funeral with you, the first thing we do is listen. Then we'll advise, guide, and inspire you to create a tailored funeral arrangement. From a horse-drawn hearse to a favourite colour theme, tell us what you want, and we’ll do our best to make it happen.

If someone has died and you need our help, contact us:

Coffin topped with flowers being carried

We'll care for the person who has died by:

  • bringing them into our care within a 50-mile radius, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • caring for them until the day of the funeral in our specialist facilities
  • dressing them in clothing of your choice or a gown that we provide
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For the day of the funeral:

  • family members can choose to carry the coffin, or this can be done by our colleagues or using a wheeled bier
  • you can choose a hearse, ceremonial vehicle or specialist vehicle for the funeral, and we can take a special route if you’d like
  • you can hold the ceremony and committal service at different venues, we can arrange this for you
  • your funeral director will be alongside you all day to make sure everything goes as planned

Explore our funeral themes

When you choose a tailored funeral, you’ll be able to personalise everything. We’ve created 3 popular funeral themes; traditional, contemporary and natural, each including a selection of ideas for the service. These are just a guide of what you may want, and you may find these useful as a starting point if you need some inspiration. If you decide on a theme, you can add anything you want to the arrangements, creating a funeral most fitting for the person who has died.

How to pay

When will I need to pay?

You'll need to pay 50% of the total estimated funeral costs within 48 hours of making the arrangement.

After the funeral, you’ll receive an invoice to be paid within 21 days. We don’t need a deposit if you have a solicitor’s letter or bankers draft confirming the funeral will be paid from the estate.

Paying from their estate

If you instruct Co-op Legal Services to carry out probate of the estate, they’ll pay us the cost of the funeral, providing there are sufficient assets that can be sold after. You might still have to pay an amount within 48 hours of arranging the funeral, but this will be reimbursed.

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  • When will I need to pay?

    You'll need to pay 50% of the total estimated funeral costs within 48 hours of making the arrangement.

    After the funeral, you’ll receive an invoice to be paid within 21 days. We don’t need a deposit if you have a solicitor’s letter or bankers draft confirming the funeral will be paid from the estate.

  • Paying from their estate

    If you instruct Co-op Legal Services to carry out probate of the estate, they’ll pay us the cost of the funeral, providing there are sufficient assets that can be sold after. You might still have to pay an amount within 48 hours of arranging the funeral, but this will be reimbursed.

    Find out how Co-op Legal Services can help you

How much does a funeral cost?

Funeral costs vary depending on where you live in the UK, and the choices you make for the funeral. Use our funeral cost calculator to find out how much a funeral might cost at your local Co-op funeral home.

Funeral cost calculator