"Leave great memories,
not loose ends."
Protect your loved ones from the added upset and financial worry of organising your funeral with our helpful tools
" My philosophy is that life is too short - and death is too expensive ! "
Founder of Before You Go & funeral cost expert, Kim Bird. As seen in the following media. To learn more, click here.
Why funeral planning is so important
Funeral planning is not a topic most people like to think about, but it is something that everyone should do.
Here are three very important reasons why.
Peace of Mind
Knowing that your final arrangements are taken care of can provide a great sense of relief for you and your loved ones. With the guesswork removed, when the time comes you get the send-off you want and they won’t have to make any difficult decisions and worry endlessly over whether they have done right by you.
Prevents Additional Upset
Documenting the finer detail of your funeral in black and white can prevent family disagreements. This way, there won’t be any arguments over, for instance, the type of funeral ceremony you wanted, or where your ashes are to be scattered or buried ... and who with. See Sandra's story below.
Saves Your Loved Ones Money
Funeral costs can be very expensive. If your loved ones are not prepared for it or left clear instructions from you, they may let their heart rule their head and end up going into debt to pay for it. Leave behind instructions in our easy to use Funeral Wishes Planner.
Are you worried about how your loved ones will pay for your funeral?
How documenting your funeral wishes can help loved ones more easily afford the funeral expense
Why choose Before You Go to help you plan your funeral?
We know the benefits of funeral planning from years of first-hand industry experience arranging funerals and providing voluntary bereavement support for grieving families.
How Before You Go can help you
We give you information and easy to use tools to help you plan your funeral wisely, according to your personal circumstances and funeral needs.
Don't leave loved ones to make difficult decisions about the funeral detail when they are already coping with their loss. Get your copy of our Funeral Wishes Planner.
Put money aside in
a savings account
Protect your loved ones from a sudden and large funeral expense by putting money aside to pay for it. Use our Funeral Budget Calculator to see how much you should save.
Fix the cost and prepay your funeral
Pay your funeral in advance to fix the cost today and help your family avoid rising funeral prices. Compare prices of the leading Financial Conduct Authority authorised companies. *
Check the latest list of Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) authorised funeral plan firms.
* Note: Our online funeral plan comparison service is independent, impartial, non-advisory and free for you to use.
We do not sell funeral plans and we do not receive a fee of any kind from any of the funeral plan companies listed.
One family's experience of how funeral planning prevented family arguments
What people are saying about us
"Great website. Full of practical information."
"Excellent site. Gives an opportunity to compare prices with lots of other great information as well. Very easy to use."
"Really helpful resource. By comparing funeral plans I managed to save £600+. Would recommend to friends and family."
"Very helpful and informative, Kim was straightforward in answering my questions which gave me the space to come to my own conclusion."
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