Many funeral providers offer specially priced packages that contain a variety of commonly selected goods and services for a funeral. You have the right to buy individual goods and services. You may not be interested in some of the items or services that they have in their package deals. Only buy what you want.
Be aware of a common practice especially for people who have an immediate need, where the funeral provider will show three caskets knowing that families usually choose the one priced in the middle. Unfortunately, many times the lower cost caskets are not even on display or shown. Remember to ask to see a less expensive casket to see if that better meets you needs or economic situation.
*Please note if state or local law requires you to purchase a particular item. The funeral provider must disclose these items on the price list, with a reference to the specific law.
Buying a casket is usually one of the most expensive individual funeral items. Consider buying a casket online or from a casket store.. Many locations can deliver within 24 to 48 hours. Call and check how quickly they can get the casket and arrange delivery to the funeral home of your choice. This can save money and according to the FTC funeral law all funeral homes must receive delivery of a casket that was purchased from an outside source. Funeral homes can not charge a handling fee.