Whether you have selected a cremation funeral because it is a family tradition or it was the final request of the dearly departed, you might be interested in making sure that you are able to save a little bit of money. To help you do this, you might want to take a few moments to review the following tips.
Rent A Casket For The Viewing
Instead of purchasing a casket for the viewing of your loved one, you might want to consider renting one. After all, the cremation process does not usually involve the casket itself. It is either destroyed or refurbished for additional uses. Therefore, it might be a better financial move to rent a casket from the funeral home. These are very nice caskets that have been well taken care of and that are thoroughly cleaned between each use. No one who attends the viewing will know that it is a rented casket.
Don't Worry About The Expensive Urn
There are a lot of options when it comes to finding the perfect urn for the ashes of your loved one. However, you do not have to go broke over the purchase of an urn. In fact, you really do not even have to worry about purchasing one right now. The funeral home will place the ashes of your loved one in a small plastic bag, which is then placed inside of a small box that you will take home with you. The ashes can actually stay in that box until you have found the perfect urn. Maybe you are simply looking for an affordable one that still appeals to you, or you are trying to save up for the most expensive urn that you can find. The point is, you do not have to worry about any of this when planning the cremation funeral service.
Ask For Some Help
There is nothing wrong with asking some friends and family for a little help with the cost of the cremation. You can ask in person, add a note at the end of the newspaper obituary, or ask the funeral director to suggest monetary donations when someone calls the funeral home asking for an address for the standard delivery of flowers.
With those few tips in mind, you should find that it is much easier to afford the cremation funeral service that you feel your lost loved one deserves to have. Contact a business, such as Jacqueline M Ryan Home For Funerals, for more information.Share
30 December 2015
A couple of weeks ago, one of my dear family friend’s suffered the loss of her husband. After a brief illness, he passed away at a local hospital. Immediately after his passing, she started planning the funeral arrangements. She didn’t want his funeral to be a sad occasion. Instead, she wanted the service to celebrate his amazing life. She worked tirelessly with the professional staff at a local funeral home in order to plan the order and type of service for the funeral. On this blog, you will discover tips for planning a funeral service that will celebrate the life of your deceased loved one.