Funeral planning can throw even the most organized person into a frenzy. There are simply too many things to decide on at the same time. Deaths are often unexpected so along with the grief of your loss, you will have to make do with what you can eke out from your savings to spend for the funeral.
If your family decides in cremating the body instead, this can cut your spending to some degree because you need not purchase a casket.
Indeed, one of the bigger expenses you have to shell out for in a funeral is the casket. You can choose from among the steel, bronze, or wood options displayed in the funeral home. However, funeral caskets made out of pine wood will come out to be the most inexpensive of all the materials so ask for this option even if none is shown to you.
If you can find a cheaper price from another supplier, know that you can still use this at your funeral home without having to pay for additional fees. Opt out from other features like seals, gaskets, and fancy finishes, and you are bound to cut more costs.