Death itself is considered a tragedy. It’s a difficult time for those affected and to the surprise of many, more expensive than expected as funerals in Australia are estimated to cost anywhere between 4000 dollars and 15000 dollars depending on whether it is elaborate or simple. When a person dies, the normal action is for the family to carry out a proper send off. As this is overwhelming for the family, the process of planning a funeral is mostly left to a close relative or friend. However, some families prefer to hire a funeral director to handle all the responsibilities of arranging the funeral which in addition to legal arrangements, casket, catering arrangements, travel arrangements, taking care of the deceased, flowers and other requirements. All this may prove expensive, thus giving more stress to the already grieving family, and thus, the need for budget funerals in Sydney.
You don’t have to spend lots of your money while planning a funeral though. Here are some means of reducing funeral costs.
Help from Family and Friends
In cases of hiring caterers, it is easier and cost friendly to ask family and friends to bring food to the wake. In addition, a committee can be formed in which members are given tasks to attend to and even volunteer services. Those with cars can provide means of transport for the rest of the family leaving only hiring of a hearse for the body in case of a burial.
Funeral cost varies from one place to another. Hence, it is better to shop around. Compare prices quoted by different funeral directors, florists or caterers in order to get a price that suits you. Arranging the funeral yourself instead of using a funeral director also where you can manage by yourself is advised when organizing budget funerals in Sydney. The family of the deceased is in a better position to decide what they want and get an affordable price as it is according to their budget minus the cost of a funeral director.
In a burial, a specific type of coffin is used, which varies according to price. You can even use a shroud instead of a coffin which is actually cheaper. Also, one should not feel pressured to buy a very expensive coffin as a much affordable one serves the purpose as well. Family, friends or the church can help in organizing a charity to help raise funds for the burial in case of a deficit. Also, in terms of memorial, a headstone is not only expensive to purchase but also to maintain. You can take the option of creating an online memorial. You can consider cremation other than burial as it costs a lot cheaper than burial.
Budget funerals in Sydney are an affordable yet decent way of bidding farewell to your loved ones. Love for the deceased is not proven by the amount of money spent in the send off but by the memories left behind by the deceased.