Death Planning, I’m Berni B, The Alternative Funeral Celebrant and I’m here to encourage you to “Do it Yourself, Before you Die”!

I’m here to give you the time, space , information and tools to PRE-PLAN for the inevitable: DEATH.

Through group talks, coffee mornings, one to one conversations and family meetings, I want to help normalise the conversations and let you know your options.

It is only fair that we help make the end of our life as easy as possible for those we love and leave behind.

Not only that but, death is a subject we all try so hard to avoid that very few of us are aware of all the options available to us

Did you know for example that there is no legal requirement to use a Funeral Director? In fact The only legal requirement in the UK for funerals is that the death must be certified and registered, and the body must be disposed of.**

“Bernie is an amazing person, she is kind, caring, informative, compassionate and inspirational. I would thoroughly recommend her, she is a pink haired diamond, much love and huge thanks” – Oct 2021


  • Facilitating a family meeting, and taking notes – to provide a Death Wishes document for your family
  • Meeting you to talk about options and help you create a bespoke ‘Death Wishes’ document to pass to your next of kin or executor
  • Group Talks – book me to talk at your community group about death options eg; funeral planning, death options, types of burials, how to organise a DIY funeral

Prices start from £250.  Initial 30 minute chat via telephone or zoom FREE

**Disposal means disposal by burial, cremation or any other means, and ‘disposed of’ has a corresponding meaning’ – source Births and Deaths Registration Act, 1926.

Contact Me

Ways to contact me about your important celebration.

Phone : 01591 610635  Text: 07526 928232  Email:

Other ways to message me:

Facebook: @thealternativecelebrant

Instagram: @thealternativecelebrant



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