A death in the family is the sort of thing that you can never really prepare for emotionally since the loss will hit you even if you knew that a sick relative was on the verge of passing. But one thing that can compound the pain of loss is the burden of paying for a traditional funeral service and earth burial at a funeral home servicing Savage, MN. There’s nothing wrong with going all out and throwing the budget out the window if that’s what you want, but a more expensive body disposition doesn’t necessarily mean a more meaningful one. You don’t have to spend a lot to get a lot out of final services. Here are some things to consider if you want to cut costs.
Choose Cremation Over Traditional Funerals
You can bet that it will cost quite a bit less to have a simple cremation than a traditional funeral service. So if you’d like to plan a body disposition but don’t want to pay more than is absolutely necessary, consider going with a cremation over a funeral to drive down costs. Going with the cheaper option, however, does not mean cheapening the experience. The body disposition is what you make of it. You can pair a simple cremation with a memorial afterward or hold an event to scatter the ashes. The sky’s the limit in terms of what you can do post-cremation.
Skip the Large Reception
If you want to save money, skip a large reception. You can always hold a more intimate dinner for close family and friends later on. This will give you the time to spend time and break bread with those you care most about while also saving you some money.
Avoid Unnecessary Extras
Some funeral homes will recommend a lot of extras to go along with the body disposition you choose. It’s not that these extras won’t offer more value, but you may not technically need them. At the very least, be selective about add-ons that you choose. Otherwise, the cost-effective cremation that you planned could end up becoming more expensive than you had thought.
Get Family to Participate
Unless the deceased made arrangements before their passing, you and your loved ones will have to plan and pay for the cremation. Is it possible to get everyone to contribute what they can? Many hands make light work, and a family coming together for a common purpose can accomplish a lot. If you all share the costs, it will be less of a financial hit for each of you.
Are you looking for a funeral home servicing Savage, MN? Look no further than Scott County Cremation. We have experience helping people to plan affordable cremations. You can also get the planning process underway at our website — https://www.scottcountycremation.org/ . Get in touch either online or by calling us at (952) 402-9000. You’re also most welcome to stop by our office at 833 S. Marschall Road, Shakopee, MN 55379.