“When it comes to needing services and providing services, there is generally a cost associated with this exchange. Unfortunately, even when it comes to dying there is a cost associated with providing a final resting place
Correspondingly, there are basic costs associated with burying the deceased or utilizing a cremation service. Generally, these services and their costs can be reflected through a funeral price list.
Basic Funeral Price List
When it comes to making funeral arrangements, the entire process can be a very intense and emotional ordeal. This is because if an individual is pre-planning their own funeral arrangements they have to deal with their own mortality. Or if the bereaving family members are making the funeral arrangements for a loved one, they have to deal with the intense emotion swirling around the loss of a loved one.
To help facilitate this delicate process a funeral home generally makes available a funeral price list. A funeral price list is that document that a family can study and decide what services they wish to engage that a funeral home offers.
Often, the funeral price list is delicately written and endeavors to soften the reality of the loss of a loved one and yet clearly state the associated costs with the particular service being offered. For example the funeral price list will share with the deciding individual or individuals the various costs associated with the choice of a casket. These costs can vary depending upon whether a simple casket is chosen to a more expensive casket made from finer wood or other material. In addition, surrounding the choice of casket will be various prices for material used to line the interior portion of the casket.
Other itemized items that may appear on the funeral price list may include various other costs. Those costs may include the use of the funeral home chapel, limousine to transport the immediate family, flowers, cremation costs, guest book, etc.
Benefits Of A Funeral Price List
It is important to note that the average price of a funeral is around $6,000. This can be a strain on some family budgets. In addition, it is important to realize that this average price of a funeral does not include extra services, but simply reflects the basic costs.
Therefore, there are many advantages to having available and utilizing a funeral price list. One of those advantages is that the entire process can be can emotional draining. Therefore, by obtaining the list it can be looked over along with other individuals who can be trusted.
This will help prevent making choices in the heat of the moment. In addition it will allow for discussion rather than relying strictly on emotion. These decisions motivated by emotion may end up costing the bereaving family thousands of dollars that does not add to the memory of the individual lost.
In addition, a written funeral price list will provide a black and white document that can clearly reflect the wishes of the individual or individuals making the choices. This written document will allow for clarity to ensure that only those services requested are provided.”