How much is a funeral nowadays
Funeral costs are calculated based on ones individual requirements. No two funerals are the same, as such; costs will always vary depending upon what you want. However, in general, costs are made up in three distinctive parts:
Professional Funeral Charges
Professional funeral charges are the CORE CHARGES of the Searson Family Funeral Services. Professional Charges or a Professional Fee is a fixed fee that generally covers the full arranagement of a funeral.
It will include personal supervision of all the arrangements before, during and after the funeral service. Every funeral is subject also to Third Party Charges - charges beyond our control.
Additional Funeral Charges
Additional Funeral Charges are those which, may not be essential for the funeral, but are items or services required to meet your individual requirements. You do not have to buy anything extra unless you specifically want to. However. most families always wish to add that something special - and we will never push extras on any family.ADDITIONAL CHARGES
Third Party Funeral Charges
Third Party Charges are those fees which are required to be paid to third parties: Crematorium, Cemetery, Minister etc. These costs are the same, regardless of which Funeral Director you nominate to carry out the funeral. Most of these charges are payable in advance of the funeral, and our family will discuss the provision for payment with you during the arrangement meeting. Third Party Charges are out of our control, and therefore we can only advise you what these will be.THIRD PARTY CHARGES
Value for your money funerals
REMEMBER, the total cost of a funeral should be measured against what you actually get for your money. Value is essential and not all funeral directors reveal the total cost when giving an estimate. Neither do all funeral directors provide the same level of service. In addition, one Funeral Director may quote a lower price from another, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that you are getting best value. ALL our charges are carefully calculated to ensure that a comprehensive service is provided which also reflects good value. The cost of a funeral will be dependent upon your individual requirements. However, our charges are listed here to give you a clear indication of what you can expect from our family and, just as important, the costs likely to be incurred.
Providing a funeral on a limited budget
GENUINE FINANCIAL HARDSHIP is, for many, a fact of life and the added burden of funeral costs can make things even more difficult. We recognise this fact and try to help any family who need to work within a limited budget. Should money be a worry, talk to a member of our family. They will help guide you in creating a fitting and memorable tribute to your loved one in a way that is affordable.
The Simple Funeral
Our The Simple Funeral Package is ideal for anyone who wants simplicity yet a dignified way of being able to say goodbye to a loved one.
Should you require any help in calculating the cost of a funeral, either give us a call or go to Contact Options Page and choose which contact method suits you best. Be assured that all enquiries are without obligation.
At an awkward and difficult time like this, you can always speak to one of our family members who will be sympathetic and help you to deal with organising your loved ones funeral.SEND EMAIL