How Can I Find Out About The Price Of Funerals?

By: Brian K. Daly
Friday, August 26, 2022

Having a funeral can be a costly endeavor, especially if you opt for more individualized arrangements. People absolutely must be aware of the price of funerals. While getting a ballpark estimate of funeral expenses online is possible, nothing can replace speaking with a funeral director in person. Learn more about funeral prices from Ocean County Cremation Service experts.

Components That Make Up The Price Of Funerals

A few examples of possible additional expenses are:

1. Basic Service Charges

The funeral director's direct and indirect expenses will be on the table for discussion. The funeral service cost can be customized based on your input. Typical examples of such expenses are:

  • Putting together the necessary paperwork
  • Securing the Essential Permits
  • Obtaining official copies of the death certificate
  • Keeping the deceased's mortal remains preserved
  • All fixed expenses
  • Working with third-party vendors like crematoriums and cemeteries

These are baseline costs, which might also increase or decrease depending on the client's desired body disposition (receiving or forwarding) by the funeral home.

2. Other Services

Optional services could also be made available by the funeral home. Pick and choose as you see fit. Standard funeral packages are offered by most funeral homes, with additional options such as:

  • Hiring a limousine/hearse
  • Burial clothing
  • Viewing/remembrance service
  • Urns/caskets
  • Embalming

You can indeed find these services elsewhere, but it is recommended that you let the funeral home take care of them for you because of their relationships with the providers. It's a smaller hassle and helps improve coordination. You can look up prices for your desired services and create an individual funeral plan. A skilled funeral director will be proactive in finding answers and suggesting the best choices available within your financial means.

How To Control The Price of Funerals

Planning for inevitable costs, like a funeral, can help ease the financial burden on you and your loved ones when the time comes. Those who have assisted in funeral planning know that even the simplest basic costs can strain a family's finances. However, if you plan and set a certain amount of money aside for the funeral, the extras can significantly drive up the bill.

Knowing the average funeral cost and how much each item and service typically costs can help you budget effectively. Once you have this information, you can prioritize your wants versus your needs.


If you need more information on the price of funerals or have questions about our funeral services, please contact Ocean County Cremation Service experts. We are here to assist in any way we can. 

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