We know that planning a funeral is something no one wants to have to think about, let alone do. Here, we have broken down the potential funeral prices to consider when planning a funeral. We have also added some suggestions on how you can keep prices down, still having sentiment and quality to your service.
Flowers for your service
Most services involve flowers of some kind. This can be your favourite flowers, flowers you like the look of or flowers with sentimental meaning. Either way, if you are involving flowers in your service, it is a cost you need to consider.
Our advice is to shop around. Don’t just look at one florists funeral prices, shop around and compare prices and quality, to find a happy middle so that you are still getting quality for a reasonable price.
If you want to add more sentiment to your service and reduce costs, rather than purchasing flowers from a florist, you and your guests could bring your own. This even could be flowers from your personal flower garden to add a personalisation to your service.
Headstones can be an expensive cost when planning a funeral. It is also very east to get confused when deciding on a headstone because of all there is to consider. You need to consider things like:
- The type of headstone
- The shape
- What material you’d like it to be made from
- The text you want
- The font of the text you’d like
- The finish of the headstone
- The dimensions
This can be very overwhelming, if you would like to search more into headstone preferences take a look at this useful article here.
There are however, alternatives to headstones that can be just as sentimental. We suggest you explore all options and find the best for you. Here are a list of a few alternative suggestions:
Plant a tree
You could plant a tree in memory of your loved one. While it grows, it will be a symbol of your forever growing love. In addition, it is good for the environment and will last a long time. A tree is a great headstone alternative because it sets a place you can admire beauty in the memory.
Create a pebble garden
You can create a pebble garden memorial for your loved one. This is soil outlined by a row of pebbles, meaning you can fill it with beautiful flowers. This is a unique low-cost alternative to a headstone and still allows a memorial place to visit.
Get a tree plaque
Tree plaques can be a beautiful alternative to a headstone as it allows you to pick a place that is beautiful and leave a beautiful memory.
Arranging a wake
Arranging a wake to celebrate the life of a loved one can be costly. Consider the costs of food, beverages and the venue carefully so that you again shop around for the best price.
Many people chose to have the wake at a home. In addition, an idea could be that everyone brings a dish so that your food is filled with home-cooked dishes. This adds family sentiment.
Deciding on a coffin and the service itself
There are a variety of options that you can choose from when deciding on the coffin and service. From cremation and burial to green burials, you have a variety of choices to chose from.
You can opt for an eco friendly option, leaving your loved one to rest with nature, it’s all about preference. Take a look at the services that we have to offer, you may find the perfect option for you. Our services are available here.