What is a no fuss funeral?


A no fuss funeral is a more modern, simple type of funeral that provides families with a flexible and affordable means of saying goodbye and celebrating the life of a loved one.

A no fuss funeral generally comprises of a direct cremation, popularized by celebrities such as Prince and David Bowie. Unlike traditional funeral services, there is no ceremony, and the ashes are simply returned to the family or a chosen individual afterwards. 

No fuss funerals do away with the traditional elements associated with religious services – which suits the increasing number of people who no longer identify with a particular religion – and gives families the freedom to grieve and celebrate their loved ones at a time that suits them. 

Freed from such impositions, no fuss funerals can open up more options to families who may simply want an intimate scattering of ashes, a low-key memorial away from the confines of the crematorium or an elaborate Celebration of Life ceremony held at a place of significance.

As well as being easier to organise, a no fuss funeral can also help minimise costs at a time when funeral costs are on the rise. A prepay funeral plan, such as Capital Life’s Simple Plan can help protect from future rising costs by locking in services at today’s prices. 

The Simple Plan is a straightforward and affordable funeral plan that removes the financial burden for families as their loved one has already arranged and paid for their no fuss funeral in advance. 

The plan is modest and streamlined and includes advice and guidance on all aspects of the funeral arrangements, as well as crematorium fees and a basic coffin. Costs are kept low because a no fuss funeral negates the need for a hearse, accompanying limousines, pallbearers and celebrant fees.

If you think a no fuss funeral might be for you and you’d like to discuss the Simple Plan, or any other funeral plan in Capital Life’s comprehensive range, contact us or call 0800 411 8683 and one of our friendly advisors will be happy to help. 

We can also assist with Wills, Inheritance Planning, Probate and LPAs.

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