Chapter 3: If you are planning a service
Funeral home services: Basic services and fees
A funeral home may be a family’s main resource in planning a
funeral. They often offer packages that include many services, but each
services can be priced individually if the packages do not meet your needs.
Many funeral homes have one fee for the work that is common to all funerals. Click the arrows below to see what this basic fee typically covers.
Completing forms – Getting necessary permits – Requesting death certificates
Coordinating arrangements with religious institutions, cemeteries, or crematoriums
Taking care of the remains of the deceased after death
The funeral director may also remind you about the many details that need to be taken care of. These may include the following (as necessary):
Bringing clothing to the funeral home for the person who has died
Deciding on pallbearers
Choosing someone to deliver a eulogy
Choosing a charity for donations instead of flowers
Selecting a monument