This subject is awful, a why-think-about-it-before-you-have-to kind of thing. Each person’s experience of grief, or dealing with the grief-stricken is very personal. Add to that the complexities of relationships and religion (and our relationships to religion) and it’s a struggle to form an opinion when faced with a funeral to go to.
Cremation urns come in many varieties as well, so you can choose a style that compliments the departed’s life. This is important whether the urn will only be used at the funeral or if it will be kept for years after.
Job replied out of his misery that he was innocent, and all this wretchedness was from God, anyways. But that he also believed his redeemer lives! Job, chapters 18 and 19.
Inside Piece: This is a smaller piece of flowers that is placed inside the funeral casket. Examples of these are nosegays, satin crosses, pillows, hearts and hinge sprays. These are usually sent by the youngest family members.
Have a family member or close friend give the eulogy instead of the funeral director. It will mean so much more coming from someone everyone knows instead of a stranger and save a little more money.
As for the cemetery expenses, there isn’t much you can do about that. But by saving money in other areas your $10,000 funeral can be knocked down to $8,000 or even $7,000. The disadvantage is that you’re going to have to do a lot of work on your own that the funeral home would have normally done for you. But if saving money is your first priority then this is the way to go.