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How to hold a Funeral on a Budget


Planning a funeral can be expensive, with everything from buying funeral flowers to paying for the venue to budget for. But if you want to cut down on costs, how do you hold a funeral on a budget?

Shop around

This includes everything from the funeral directors to where to hold your service and even who provides your flowers

Find out about funding services

This could be government aid, or even from your local church. There are many organisations who help out with funeral costs.

Plan your funeral

Planning your funeral ahead of time is one of the best ways to save money as it gives you the chance to consider ahead of time which might be the most affordable option.

Skip the embalming

Embalming can add to the costs, and if you are looking to reduce the price of your service this can be skipped.

Go for a simple cremation

Instead of an extravagant funeral, why not go for a simple cremation which reduces the costs as you will not need such a high quality coffin.

Scatter your ashes

You can also save money on your funeral by scattering ashes yourself instead of paying for a funeral home to handle them.

Make your own casket

To save even more money, you can make your own casket instead of buying a coffin.

Make your own urn

You can also make your own urn instead of paying for one.

Supply your own flowers

Flowers are one of the most expensive parts of a funeral and one of the easiest ways to save money.
Instead of paying a florist to organise your funeral floral arrangements, why not source your own flowers from home or online and arrange them yourself.

Cut down on flowers

You can also cut down on the costs of flowers by reducing the number of arrangements you have at a funeral.

Hold the wake at home

Another one of the big expenses of a funeral is the wake.

While many people choose to hold a wake at a restaurant, this can be an expensive option.

Instead, hold your wake at home, where you can supply the food yourself from affordable stores as well as making the dishes.

While there are many ways to reduce the costs of holding a funeral, one of the best ways to make your funeral service more affordable is by having a pre-paid funeral plan.

This will help to tackle rising funeral costs and also allow you to find the more affordable cremation options. Pre-paying for your funeral will also prevent your loved ones from having to pay for your service.

Golden Leaves funeral plans offer three options, including a simple cremation, and ensure that your wishes are carried out in full when the times comes.

Their experts will also help you plan your funeral, from what type of service you want to holding an eco-friendly funeral to ensure that you cut down on your carbon footprint with your service.

Contact Golden Leaves today to find the right funeral plan for you.


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