When a loved one passes, funeral costs can overwhelm a grieving family. When making funeral arrangements, there are many small decisions to be made in a relatively short amount of time. These decisions can add stress, as well as cost, to a funeral service.
Here are three ways you can reduce funeral costs:
1) Review your casket options
There are many different types, sizes and styles available for caskets. High-end caskets can cost $7000 or more. However, budget-friendly options are also available with many options available under $2000. In some cases, you can even rent a casket to use during your memorial or church service.
Let your funeral director know about your budgetary concerns and he or she will be able to make appropriate recommendations.
2) Plan Ahead
Our family has had the privilege of serving families for several decades. Through our experience dealing with families, the families that plan ahead are not as overwhelmed with financial decisions when a loved one passes away. By planning ahead, not only are the wishes of the loved one are fulfilled, but also funds have been set aside to ensure that cremation or burial expenses can be taken care of.
3) Identify all available benefits
If the deceased is a veteran of any of the U.S. armed forces, he or she may be entitled to certain benefits. Life insurance can also directly cover or reimburse for certain expenses. Our funeral directors are very experienced in identifying which benefits are appropriate, and will help make arrangements or supply complete and accurate documentation to obtain your benefits.
Low Cost Funerals in Richmond, VA
Affinity Funeral Service is committed to serving families in Richmond, VA and the surrounding counties with professional and compassionate funeral service including burials and cremation. As part of that commitment, we provide a premium level of care and service without the premium price charged by many other Richmond, VA funeral homes. Contact us anytime to discuss necessary funeral arrangements.