Decisions You Will Need to Make When Planning a Funeral

After my father passed away suddenly, my mother, siblings and I all struggled with planning his funeral. We were already in a state of shock and sorrow, and then we were overwhelmed with the options and decisions we had to make in regards to the funeral. Luckily for us, we worked with an amazing funeral home and funeral director who helped guide us through the process. I know how hard it is to plan a funeral and how many decisions need to be made. This website was created in order to give families preparing to lay a loved one to rest a guide of sorts that will help them determine what decisions will need to be made and information about those decisions. I extend my sympathies to you if you are in this position and hope my website helps to make things a little bit easier for you.

Helpful Suggestions For Saving Money On The Cost Of A Funeral


If you have found yourself in charge of planning and paying for a funeral, you might start to wonder how you can save some money. To help you do that, you will want to take a few moments to read over the following suggestions. 

Shop Elsewhere For A Casket

While you can shop for casket from the selection that is available at the funeral home, you might be able to find a better deal elsewhere. Try to locate the websites for some casket manufacturers that sell caskets directly to the public, as they can usually offer better prices since they are cutting out the middle man. They will ship the casket to your home and then you can haul it to the funeral home in the back of a truck. You may be able to have the casket shipped directly to the funeral home, but you will need to first get permission from the funeral director.

Purchase A Cemetery Plot From A Private Seller

Some people will purchase cemetery plots for themselves and other family members as a way to try to cut back on the expense of funerals that will happen in the future. In some cases, the owners of these plots will sell them because they are moving far away or simply because they need money now. Since you are not buying directly from the cemetery, you may be able to get a burial plot for much cheaper, especially if you try to negotiate the price.

Stick To One Viewing Day

Instead of paying to rent a viewing room for multiple days, you may want to rent it for just one day. This should give everyone in the family the chance to pay their final respects. If you happen to have a lot of family that is coming in from another state, you can delay the one viewing day for a few days out. This way, you are giving everyone the chance to arrive without having to reserve the room for multiple days. If you really do not expect many people to come to the viewing, you can inquire about renting the room for a half a day for a more affordable price, if that is something the funeral home would be able to do for you.

After reviewing the previously mentioned suggestions, you should find that you are going to have a much easier time paying for the entire cost of the funeral.


13 July 2016