Keeping a Funeral Service on a Budget

Funerals can be very expensive and when a loved one passes away, it might seem impossible to give them the funeral service they deserve. There are a lot of ways to make a funeral service in Monroe, NJ come together without spending a fortune. Some costs will add up, but there are other things you can cut back on to ensure that your loved one gets the final services they deserve. Here are a few suggestions for how you can make a funeral service more affordable so you can stick to your budget, but still show respect to your loved one.

Keep the Obituary Brief

Many places will publish an obituary based on word count. The longer it is, the more it will cost. Keep the notice brief and print only the essentials. You can then have a longer obituary at the funeral service for those who attend to keep as a memento.

Compare Funeral Service Rates

Funerals cost money and it can make a big difference in cost if you pay attention to those rates and compare them among funeral homes. You will want to find the services you need that fit into your budget. Any funeral home should have a price list to show you along with detailed services.

Consider Cremation

While cremation didn’t used to be accepted by every religion, and there are still some that are holding back, it is much more widely accepted now. Having a cremation service instead of a traditional funeral service can drastically cut back on costs. You don’t have to buy a casket or funeral plot, for example, among other things. You don’t want to go with cremation just because of the cost, but if your family is okay with the process, it can definitely help you plan a funeral service on a budget.

Ask for Help

If your loved one didn’t leave funds behind for their final funeral service and you simply can’t afford the proper services on your own, there’s no shame in asking other family members for help. Even if everyone only pitches in a little, it can make a big difference in putting together the funeral service all of you want. If there are any leftover funds from the donations you get, you can donate them to your loved one’s favorite charity as a tribute for them.

The professionals at Mount Sinai Memorial Chapels are here to honor your loved one in any way possible. We understand that funerals can get costly and we’ll help you work within your budget at all times. We’re located at 454 Cranbury Road (at Evergreen Blvd.) East Brunswick, NJ 08816 and we welcome you to stop by and visit. You can also call us for details at (800) 395-9199 or (732) 390-9199. Set up a time to meet with us to go over services alongside your specific budget requirements. You can also get started on our website by checking price lists at

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