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Advices To Help Lower Memorial Service Expenses

Burial arrangements are normally made by close family members and friends of the deceased person. It is essential that you work out how much money you can afford for the burial arrangements, as there are many expenses to be covered. If you don't have a lot of money to spend, there are a few measures you can take to help you keep funeral costs as low as possible.

Even though organizing a burial can be hectic, it will be a lot cheaper if you opted to do it alone, with the help of family and friends rather than hire a funeral director. Nevertheless, if you feel that you need hired help, find a cheap option. Only pay for services that you actually need.

If you can't afford the cost of holding a burial, you can opt to have the body cremated. This is a cheaper option as the only thing that is required is to buy a casket and have it cremated. Make sure the rest of the family agrees with this option.

Buy a low cost coffin. You can buy something basic, but presentable. Shop around to and ask to see lower priced models. Alternatively, you can decide not to use a coffin at all and just use a shroud for burial.

Minimize the usage of vehicles and flowers. You do not need to hire expensive cars to transport the body and mourners. If you have your own vehicle, consider using it as a hearse. You can organize to have a few wreaths as flowers can be expensive. Ask guests to make financial donations instead of buying flowers.

Find a venue and officiant who charge reasonable prices for conducting the memorial service. If there is anyone in the family who is qualified to offer these services, you can request them to do so. You can also ask friends to act as pall bearers and dig the grave to help keep funeral costs down.


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