How Much Does a Funeral Cost?
We believe everyone deserves a dignified funeral. At Fosters we aim to keep the costs of a funeral as low as possible so that you can choose to do more for your loved ones. We’re here to answer your questions and provide guidance and support as you plan to say a final farewell.
Our passionate and caring team provide the highest quality professional funeral services and choose to pass on the savings to you for the things within our control. All our funerals include:
- taking your loved one into care
- liaising with local authorities on your behalf
- providing support for planning the funeral
- taking care of all the legal aspects including documentation
- a private viewing
Additional costs for services provided by others
However, there are some other 3rd party costs outwith our control that you will need to take into consideration. These can include:
- Humanist, Priest or Officiant’s fee
- Burial or interment fee
- Gravedigger fees
- Cremation fees
- Fees for cremation documents
- Purchase of a grave/burial plot
- Musicians fees such as cantors or pipers
- Memorial headstones
- Fees to scatter ashes
Our team can advise on average costs for the above but we recommend that you keep at least an additional £700 to £1400 aside over the cost of our services depending on whether it is cremation or burial. If your family doesn’t already have a lair then it could be more.
You may want to include additional services such as limousines for your family, or printed order of service for the ceremony, and we can provide these at very competitive prices should you desire. Our experienced team will guide you through this process ensuring you get the perfect funeral for your loved one, at the highest quality service and the best possible price.
Please remember though that costs vary significantly across Scotland, therefore, the price you pay could be higher or lower depending on where you make your funeral arrangements. According to costs reported in the Royal London (2017) ‘A False Dawn’ report and the Sunlife (2017) ‘Cost of Dying’ report, the average cost of a funeral in Scotland in 2017 was over £3000.
For a more accurate estimate of 3rd party costs in your area, please give us a call on 0800 121 8090.