There are several decisions to consider and make when organising a funeral – all of which can be decided with the help of our funeral care experts. A funeral is a deeply individual and personal process, so it’s important to take time to discuss your options.
We’re here to help you organise a funeral, which not only complements the deceased, but also those of you who are celebrating their life. Take a look at our funeral service options below for more information.
Some of us have an idea of the journey we’d like our funeral to take; others of us don’t – it’s all down to personal preference.
Our dedicated funeral care team is always on hand to make those personal suggestions that you might not have thought about.
What is a Voyage Funeral?
Many of us have never been part of planning a funeral before. Choosing the right funeral care is the first step in ensuring you and your family are well looked after. Our experienced team will guide you through the entire process, learning as much information about yourself and your loved one as possible, ensuring that however you wish to celebrate and commemorate, you’re given all the options to do just that.
- Traditional funeral service
- Simple funeral service
How do I begin planning a funeral?
Choosing the right funeral care is the first step in ensuring you and your family are well looked after and all your needs are met. Finding the right funeral directors is essential for ensuring your requirements are dealt with appropriately.
Our experienced funeral care team will guide you through the entire process, learning as much information about yourself and your loved one as possible, offering suggestions and advice, ensuring that however you wish to celebrate and commemorate, you’re given all the options to do just that.
A funeral should be as unique as the person it’s for – we pride ourselves in our individuality throughout life – it should be no different during death.
How much does a funeral cost?
Our funeral services begin at £1,800. A funeral should be as unique as the person it’s for – our individuality shines through in life and it should be no different during death. As always, our team will be there to inform and advise you on the best options, meet your budget, and fulfil your or your loved one’s wishes.
To discuss the options available, talk to us today on 01772 237536 or use our contact form.
Many people nowadays choose to celebrate the life of a loved one without the need for a ceremony at the crematorium or place of burial.
There are lots of reasons why someone might choose a cremation, rather than burial - it’s all down to personal choice or the family’s preference.
What does direct to crematorium mean?
You, or your loved one, will be taken into our care and taken to the crematorium once prepared. The ashes of your loved one can then be delivered to you or collected from our team at Voyage, once you are ready. You can then remember and celebrate them how you see fit – and how you know they would have wanted.
With a direct to crematorium, there isn’t a funeral service, which allows you to choose how and when you’d like to celebrate the life of your loved one. That might mean a gathering of friends and family on the same day or planning for a party, memorial, or celebration of life at a later date.
Not all friends and family will be able to attend on the day of the cremation, which is why having a memorial or gathering at a different time, may be more appropriate for you. Please remember, if you do choose a direct to crematorium service, you won’t be able to visit the person who has died at the location of the cremation or choose when the cremation takes place.
At Voyage, we can help you organise the direct to crematorium funeral, which may include:
- preparing your loved one before they are cremated
- deciding on the coffin
- discussing how best to commemorate the life of your loved one
A Voyage cremation without ceremony will cost £1,650. We provide the same aftercare service and guidance on how best to celebrate your loved one’s life as we would for a full funeral service.
We’re happy to discuss any questions you may have, so talk to us today. You can either call on 01772 237536 or fill in our contact form.
However you wish to commemorate, there are so many options out there - and our specialist funeral care team can help accommodate your personal choices.
What is a bespoke funeral?
A funeral service should be as unique and individual as the person it’s for. We’re flexible and accommodating for any of your requirements and can make suggestions when we feel they may be appropriate.
Our bespoke funeral service ensures that you’re able to celebrate the life of a loved one however you see fit and without judgement on your choices. Whether you require a deeply religious service, something a little more spiritual, or a humanist celebration, we work hard to achieve what you’re after.
A bespoke funeral is a celebration of a person’s life in a way that they have requested or that you choose. Options for a bespoke funeral include:
- choosing an alternative resting place
- decorating or personalising the coffin or casket
- unique vehicles
Make an enquiry today with a member of our specialist funeral care team to discuss a bespoke funeral in more detail. You can either call 01772 237536 or contact us online.
Support & Advice
Planning a funeral involves a lot of emotional time and energy. If you need any additional guidance and support during and after the funeral, visit our resources below.
Take a look through our frequently asked questions. If you’d like some more detailed information, please contact us directly, and we’ll be more than happy to discuss your queries and guide you through this voyage.
Funeral services vary in cost, depending on what type of service you choose. We’re here to provide you with all the information that you need to make the right decision for you, allowing you to see everything that’s available, as well as perhaps offering new ideas. All of our funeral plans start from £1,650.
A Voyage cremation without ceremony will cost £1,650. We still provide the same aftercare service as we would for a full funeral.
In order to register a death in the UK, you will need the medical certificate of death – unless this has already been sent to the registrar directly. You can request this from the individual’s GP or hospital doctor. However, if the death was reported to a coroner, you will need permission from them to register the death. It may also be appropriate to take a copy of the individual’s birth certificate or passport.
You must register the death within 5 days – or 8 days in Scotland. This is not 5 working days and also includes weekends and bank holidays. You should find out the contact details of your local register office and they will be able to provide you with more information.
A humanist funeral is a funeral service that isn’t religious. It’s a chance to celebrate and commemorate the life of a loved one. If you’d prefer a humanist service, you can speak to our funeral care specialists about your options.
Embalming is the process of preserving the body, so that when someone dies, they do not decay as quickly as they would without being embalmed. This is sometimes preferred, as they wish for an open casket at the service or it gives families time to see their loved one, before the funeral service is held. If you’d like to know more about embalming, you can get in touch with a member of our team, who will be happy to talk through the process.
No. A funeral is a very personal event and it is the decision of family and friends regarding the dress code for the service or ceremony. Your loved one may have had a favourite colour that would be a suitable choice. If you require any help on deciding what to wear, our team can discuss options and ideas with you.