You will already have a lot on your mind, so the last thing you will want to deal with is the financial strain that can come with planning a funeral. To help make sure that you are going to be able to have a lovely service without going broke, you will want to take a moment to review some of the following tips.
Opt For A Cremation Instead Of A Burial
The reason a traditional burial is so expensive is the cost of the burial plot, the casket, and the headstone. Instead of paying for all of that, you can opt for the cremation and only pay for the cost of the cremation. Sure, you might want to eventually purchase a lovely urn to place your loved ones ashes in, but that is something that can wait for when it is more affordable for you budget. In the meantime, the funeral home director will hand you a nice little box that will have the ashes in them. This way, you will be able to easily bring them home and store them securely until you are able to get a proper urn that will be meant for display.
Ask Friends And Family For Help
Many people are used to spending a lot of money on the cost of delivery of flowers to the funeral home. Since these flowers tend to cost a lot of money, you might want to instead ask that donations are made to help cover the cost of the funeral. You can ask your friends and family on your own, place a note at the bottom of the obituary that will be listed in the newspaper, or have the funeral director make mention of it whenever anyone calls in to ask about the funeral arrangements or for an address in order to send flowers.
Limit The Number Of Viewings
While it might be nice to have as many viewings as possible, you might want to first make sure that you are going to be able to afford it. After all, the funeral home will charge you according the the number of days you need to reserve the viewing room for. Therefore, if you are working with a tight budget, then you are going to want to limit the number of viewings down to one or two. Most funeral homes will give you the option to have two viewings on a single day, with one being in the late morning and the other being in the evening. This should give everyone the chance to pay their final respects, no matter what their work schedules are.Share
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