Do It Yourself Funerals is a division of Glover Memorials. We have been concerned for sometime that many people were spending large sums and getting into debt with a funeral (that lasts a day) and then having little or nothing to be able to spend on a memorial (which can last hundreds of years). We hope that this website will provide the information to be able to reduce your funeral costs dramatically and allow you to then do a fitting memorial to honour the people you love.
...Whats involved? Can I do the funeral myself?
Absolutely! However 'can' and 'want to' are two different statements. There are 4 different options. All yourself, most yourself, some yourself, and none. Depending on how organised, confident and composed you and your family are, really determines what you might be able to do.

The other question is 'why do you want to do it yourself?' Is it cost, wanting to be involved in this special way, you have done most of it before, and/or you have a great family/whanau who will do it all anyway.
...Where to start
Have a look at our checklists and see what you think is right for your family.

Sometimes you can do more than you think. Other times you may have to be realistic about what you need others to do for you.
One of the most frequent questions we get is "What is an average cost of a funeral?". Unfortunately this is not an easy question to answer. There are so many options and different areas, cultures and families have different requirements. However we have put together this page to help you get some idea. >>Pricing