One of the hardest parts of planning a funeral service is getting a clear understanding of the cost. There’s a range of prices that depend on a lot of factors. For instance, if you’re looking for a direct cremation with no service, you’re likely to pay a lot less than if you opted for a traditional funeral service with a burial. When it comes to comparing funeral homes, price is an important factor. At Basic Funerals, we want you understand your options as far as cost is concerned. Here are a few tips on how to maximize your budget without sacrificing what’s important to you.
Funeral Service Options
Considerations for Planning:
- The option of prepayment before the death is available
- If there is no casket present, there isn’t a need for funeral home staff. Extras such as flowers and food can be purchased at a reduced cost by shopping around
- The casket selection significantly affects the overall cost of the arrangements. This is when it really pays to compare your options before committing
- Cremations tend to be more cost effective than burials but that depends on the style of service or visitation arrangements
The breakdown of expenses for a funeral depends on the details. It is imperative that you bring up any questions or concerns with the funeral director. The more information they have, the better they can serve your family in this time of need.
For more information about funeral costs and arrangements, contact us today.