Things That Determine Funeral Home Costs

Posted on February 13, 2023 by Lyons Funeral Home under Funeral Home
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When you have to organize final services with funeral homes in Topsfield, MA for a loved one, it’s a good idea to have a budget in place for the process. Even if you know what you can afford to spend, you are going to have to figure out how to break the budget down and how you can decide how much to spend in certain areas. Here are a few things that are going to determine how much the overall funeral will cost.


The Funeral Home You Use

The funeral home you use will go a long way in determining how much the funeral will cost. Before you agree to use a certain funeral home, you are going to want to ensure that they charge fair and affordable prices. Check their price lists, which they should make readily available to you, and compare them to the averages in the area and the other funeral homes you are considering. You want a funeral home with average prices, not one that over or undercharges.


The Casket You Choose

For a traditional funeral, your loved one is going to need a casket. Caskets range in price quite a bit and you are going to want to find something that functions well but also suits your budget. You can get a casket at a low price that will function just fine. But you can also get different materials and ornate details that might suit what you want, and cost more. The casket can raise the price of the overall funeral a good deal if you go with something on the expensive side.


The Cemetery Plot Purchased

Cemeteries charge different amounts for plots based on their locations and you are going to need to get something fair and affordable there as well. If you can find a nice plot at a good price, that can help to make the funeral affordable. On the other hand, if you find a cemetery that doesn’t have very many plots left, the prices might be high, and that can drive up how much you spend on the funeral.


The Funeral Package Chosen

funeral homes in Topsfield, MAFuneral homes often have package deals to include everything your loved one needs. The packages are often a good place to start as you will meet needs but can add whatever else you want to them as well. The package you choose will be a huge determining factor in how much you have to spend on the whole funeral. Pre-planning your funeral services can save your loved ones from having to make decisions while they’re grieving.


The Embalming

You may not know this, but embalming is a completely optional service. You will want to consider it if you are having a visitation and/or an open casket during funeral services. But if not, you don’t need it and it can cut back on the prices you have to pay.


The Service Options

There are plenty of funeral service options and what you decide to do will help you to determine what the costs will be with the funeral homes in Topsfield, MA.

Lyons Funeral Home

We are a trusted, community-oriented funeral home with expertise in all types of funerals including pre-planning, burials, cremations, and celebrations of life. Our goal is to make things easier for you by helping walk you through the process of loss. We continue assisting the families they serve in the tradition that Clarence R. Lyons Sr. that began nearly 100 years ago.