Pre-paid funeral arrangements are a way to take the financial burden of funeral expenses off of your family and loved ones. This article explains the different types of funeral costs which can be covered by taking out a pre-paid funeral plan. Read on to find out more.
The cost of a casket
The average casket can cost thousands of dollars. If you do not wish to leave your family with a large bill, why not offset it with a pre-paid funeral plan? A lot of people look at their life insurance policy and think about where they want the money to go after they pass.
The cost of burial and funeral services
Burial and gravesites can cost tens of thousands of dollars depending on the location of the plot. This is also another large expense that can be taken off your family's hands. If you want your loved ones to be able to visit you at the cemetery whenever they want, it would surely be nice for them if you paid for one of the more expensive plots.
The cost of transportation
Transportation to the cemetery is another big cost. This is usually not included in the basic price of burial or cremation services, so if you have a pre-paid funeral plan, your family won't get stuck with this expense as well. Many plans offer a range of transportation options for your casket from a modern motor hearse to more traditional horse-drawn carriages.
The cost of preparing the body for burial
If you want your funeral home to prepare your body so that it can be viewed one last time, expect to pay for this. You will also need to cover the cost of embalming, make-up and other cosmetics that help make your body appear as if you are sleeping. A pre-paid funeral plan can help to cover this cost.
The cost of obituary notices
This is another expense that may be hard for your family to cover on their own. When you take out a pre-paid funeral plan, you will receive an obituary notice which can be used whenever you pass on. This is also included in the price of the basic package offered by many funeral homes.
If you would like to find out more about pre-paid funeral services, you should get in touch with a local funeral home today. A member of staff will be able to provide advice and information.
Losing a child is the hardest thing anyone could ever go through – I know because it happened to me. Through the grief, I had to find new ways to breathe, to function and to live. Of course, I also had to plan a funeral and memorial service for my child. If you have lost a child or a baby or had a stillborn, you have probably shared many of these feelings. If this has just happened to you, you may be wondering what to do next. First, I extend my sympathy, and secondly, I offer you this blog to help you grieve and help you understand the basics of funeral planning. Take care.