Arranging a funeral can be a difficult time for close family members or friends of the deceased. It can often seem like there is a lot to think about and that there are many costs involved. Here are some of the main expenses included in the funeral process.
Service of a funeral director
A funeral director will help you to make all the necessary arrangements for a funeral service and can make it a much less stressful time by guiding you through the process. They will also arrange for the collection of the deceased and store the body until the day of the funeral. They can dress the body and transport it to the funeral itself too if required.
Coffin, transport and flowers
Another cost involved is the coffin, which can vary greatly depending on the type chosen. The hearse to the service and crematorium or cemetery as well as any flowers is also another charge, although these elements are often included in fixed fee funeral plans.
Whether you decide to use a funeral director or not, there will also be a fee for the venue of the service as well as the clergy or officiant. If you choose, funeral stationary such as orders of service can also be produced. There may also be catering costs involved if you decide to invite guests to stay after the service.
Burial fees and cremation fees
Another part of the funeral cost is the burial or the cremation fee which varies between locations. Other items which will incur a fee include the memorial headstone or urn.
Joseph C Roberts are an independent funeral director based in Harrogate, North Yorkshire. Our fully trained team of staff are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to support you through the funeral arrangement process. For more information about the services we provide please contact us when you are ready by calling 01423 887824.