Planning a funeral is painful process but needs to be undertaken to set limits to the financial and personal aspects of the ceremony. Funeral directors may provide many suggestions which may not suit your needs and budgets and therefore it is important to understand the validity of such suggestions before accepting the same. It is important for a strong person to negotiate with the funeral home in terms f the itemised bills, services and other requirements. Many prefer to provide the assurance in writing as the affair may not be resolved after the ceremony.
Services provided by the funeral home
Most of the funerals homes provide a multitude of services like holding the body, dressing, caskets, urns, cremation sites, burial grounds and also religious services. You may have to negotiate your requirements in terms of a personal funeral with the director and get the assurances in writing.
Keep your finances
Apart from the itemised bill the funeral home provides a list of services and funeral needs. But you may also have the right to negotiate with a third party about the accessories like the casket or the urn which should not be a problem. But it is best that you discuss the same with your funeral director along with the prices. If you are grieving a stronger relative might undertake this negotiation for you.
Get in writing the legal requirements
The state laws may vary in terms of burials or cremations and funeral directors may be able to direct you while undertaking these actions. The planner is responsible for the legalese and it is important that you understand what is required by law and does not impact on the funeral services later in the future.