Just because you want to make sure that your loved one will have a nice funeral does not mean that you have to overspend. There are a lot of ways you can plan a lovely funeral without draining your bank account or having to take out a personal loan. To help you with this, you will want to spend a few minutes reading through the upcoming suggestions.
Stick With The Cheaper Caskets
It is important to remember that the casket essentially serves the purpose of being the final resting place for your loved one. It will be placed in the ground and no longer seen once the funeral service and burial process is completed. Therefore, you do not have to get the most expensive or elegant casket, as those tend to cost a lot more money. You can pick one of the cheaper caskets and it will still look lovely at the viewing.
Skip The Burial And Ask For Cremation
You can save a lot of money by purchasing one of the cremation service packages. With the cremation, you do not have to purchase a casket, a burial plot, or a headstone. And you do not have to pay for the digging of any grave. You can still have a viewing by opting for a rented casket and then simply purchase a nice urn to keep your loved one's ashes in. Ask your mortician about cremation service packages.
Ask For Donations Instead Of Flowers
Traditionally, many people will send flowers to the funeral home so they can be displayed in the viewing room when the deceased is laid out for mourners to give their respects. However, while flowers may look nice, they will die quickly and that can be seen as a lot of wasted money. You can ask friends and loved ones to make a donation to help cover the cost of the funeral. They can make their payment directly to the funeral home director. If they live far away and do not believe that they will be able to make it in-person to the funeral, they might be able to make the payment online through the funeral home's website. More and more funeral homes have websites that allow people to make financial contributions, as well as leave words of condolences and fond memories of the deceased.
Make sure that you are scheduling a meeting with the director of the funeral home that you are considering using. Mention the tips you learned about here and discuss the one that you want to make use of. You can then ask if he or she has any additional money-saving tips that you can benefit from. Simply explain that while you want a lovely service, you do not have all of the money in the world, so you need to make it as affordable as possible. The funeral home director will understand, as they have helped many people just like yourself in the past.
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