What is a funeral selection?

Selection Room. A room in the funeral home where caskets, urns, outer burial containers and other related items are displayed for individuals or families to select for purchase while planning a funeral or memorial service; also known as a “display room.”

How much does a funeral cost?

According to the National Funeral Directors Association, the average cost of a funeral ranges from $6,971 to $7,848 as of 2021.

What should I look for when choosing a funeral home?

  • Services. Each funeral home offers different services, so it’s important to check with each funeral home to see what they offer.
  • Reputation.
  • Religious or Cultural Needs.
  • Location.
  • Price.
  • Staff.
  • Grief Resources.

What is the cheapest funeral cost?

A direct burial is the funeral director’s least expensive burial option. The cost will range depending on the funeral home, but it is fair to say that a direct burial can be arranged for in the region of $1,200 to $1,600.

What is a grave without a body called?

Cenotaph – a grave where the body is not present; a memorial erected as over a grave, but at a place where the body has not been interred. A cenotaph may look exactly like any other grave in terms of marker and inscription.

Can a husband and wife be buried in the same casket?

If a couple prefers an above-ground final resting place, there are mausoleum options as well. A companion crypt would place the caskets side by side. There is also the option of a tandem crypt placement where the caskets are arranged together lengthwise.

What happens if you can’t afford a funeral?

If you can’t afford to pay anything and don’t qualify for any government benefits or related program, your only option left is to release the body by signing a form at your local coroner’s office.

Who pays for a funeral?

Sometimes, the person who’s died has already paid for their funeral. Or they’ve left some money in their estate to cover it. If so, the executor of the estate will take care of paying the funeral bill. Otherwise, usually a relative or friend pays for the funeral.

How far in advance do you plan a funeral?

On average, American funerals take place within one week or less from the death of a loved one. With help from a funeral home like the Neptune Society, a week is often enough time to make the necessary arrangements and contact the relatives who should be in attendance.

What questions should I ask at a funeral home?


  1. https://funeralservicecareer.com/funeral-terminology/
  2. https://consumer.ftc.gov/articles/shopping-funeral-services
  3. https://www.bankrate.com/insurance/life-insurance/average-funeral-cost/
  4. https://lavistamemorialpark.com/7-factors-to-consider-when-choosing-funeral-homeschoosing-funeral-homes/
  5. https://dfsmemorials.com/cremation-blog/what-is-a-direct-burial-your-most-inexpensive-burial-option/
  6. https://www.in.gov/dnr/historic-preservation/files/cem_glossary.pdf
  7. https://www.memorialplanning.com/blog/burial-options-stay-together-forever
  8. https://eirene.ca/blog/what-if-you-actually-cant-afford-to-die
  9. https://www.moneyhelper.org.uk/en/family-and-care/death-and-bereavement/help-paying-for-a-funeral
  10. https://www.neptunesociety.com/about-cremation/how-long-to-wait-before-arranging-funeral-service
  11. https://www.regions.com/insights/personal/financial-hardship/loss-of-a-family-member/questions-to-ask-when-planning-a-funeral

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