I’m often asked about funeral programs at Wharton. The most common question I receive is “what are the dressings we use,” which is a good question for our most recent funeral program. The answer is that our dressings are based on the style of the individual funeral client, and we use the most appropriate and safest material for each of our clients.
The common question I receive is what are our prices. The right answer is that we offer a free consultation and will help you make an educated decision on the most economical approach to the funeral home. We often discuss the cost of both the services and the casket we will provide.
The first thing about funeral homes that you may not have thought of is how much they cost. They’re the ones that help you decide what kind of funeral you want or need. Most funeral homes charge a flat fee for the services you receive, and then another small amount for the casket you are given. The majority charge a flat fee and then a fee for the casket you receive.
The basic fee for funeral services is around $100. The basic fee for the casket you receive is $100, but the rates will vary. Some funeral homes charge more for caskets, but others charge less. The most expensive caskets cost as much as a week’s salary.
This is a trend I’ve been seeing more and more among the funeral home industry. It started with the rise of cremation. Many funeral homes began offering cremation services and then stopped offering them. Now there are a few funeral homes that still offer cremation services.
In a perfect world, cremation would be the norm and there would be no way for a funeral home to charge more than a week’s salary for a funeral. But in the real world, cremation is still a very costly option. We recently conducted a survey looking at the average price of a casket in different funeral homes, and most funeral homes are only able to charge around $100.
The funeral home isn’t the only place that still charges a fee. Many funeral homes also charge for the embalming and storage of the casket. And cremation itself isn’t free. One study found that it costs between 100 to 200 dollars to cremate someone. That’s a lot to pay, especially for someone who has recently died.
We’re not saying that those prices aren’t insane. But that’s just one of many factors that come into play when it comes to funeral costs. And even when funeral costs are covered, there are still various costs associated with cremating, such as the cost of a urn and the cost of transporting it to the funeral home.
Again, this is not to say that cremation isnt worth it. It certainly is. There are many benefits to not having to transport a loved one’s ashes to a funeral home. Not having to deal with the emotional and psychological pain (and often expense) of transporting remains to a funeral home is a big bonus. I’m sure many cremation homes are happy to accommodate you, but just be aware of what you’re shelling out on and how much it may cost.
Although we can all agree that there are many benefits to cremation, there are also many downsides. One of the downsides is that cremation is a highly specialized process. It is very rare that a cremation is performed in a public or commercial setting where it can be easily compared to a natural death. This means that, in most cases, the cremation service is an expensive, impersonal affair. The cost of transporting a urn to a funeral home is also not insignificant.