Cheap Funerals


We see their billboards on the side of the road, we hear their ads on the radio. Funeral directors advertise to capture your attention in the hope that you will choose their company before you decide to find a cheaper alternative. Luckily, you have found this article and we are going to tell you how you can make reduce the cost of a funeral without reducing the quality and dignity of the funeral service.

Cheap funerals aren't just for people that are on a tight budget. They also suit people who are looking for a no-frills funeral service, or simply want to save the money and spend it on celebrating the loved one's life in a different way. Whatever your reason, remember that there is nothing undignified about a low cost funeral.

When you are offered packages to choose from by the funeral home, you will find that they often have a basic or economy package. This will often still include unneccsary things that you can either remove from the package, or reduce the cost of even further.

There is nothing undignified about a low-cost funeral

Choose a Low Cost Coffin or Casket


When you speak with the funeral director, they will offer you a massive selection of coffins and caskets to choose from. Some will be exceptionally cheap (and look it), while others will be extravagant and exceptional, glistening with gold trims and handles. Naturally. we would be inclined to choose the best looking coffin or casket for the funeral. However, you should remember that caskets and coffins are customisable. You can decorate them with material, metallic handles and even paint. If you need to, get creative and apply your personal touch to one of the cheaper caskets or coffins.

Opt for Cremation over Burial


Burial is a very expensive option, particularly for those on a budget. If you are looking for a low-cost alternative, choose a simple cremation service. Cremation is a dignified and respectful way of saying goodbye to a loved one. The ashes will be returned for the family to do whatever they wish with. Often families will have a private ceremony of their own with the ashes, reducing the cost of a traditional funeral.

Shop Around


Get prices or quotes from more than one funeral director to make sure that you are getting the best deal. Make sure you spend some time speaking with the smaller and local funeral directors. They can often customise packages better than the bigger companies, and possibly offer a more personalised service.

Have friends cater for the Funeral Service


The cost of catering and other extra expenses for the funeral will make for a very expensive service. Reduce unneccsary costs by having friends help you out where they can. They will be more than willing to help you in a time of need, all you need to do is ask for a little help.

Find a Funeral Director that offers Cheap Funerals


Believe it or not, there are funeral directors out there that will offer cheap funerals. Sometimes they are not advertised on their website, or through their advertising in Newspapers, however they do offer the option if they know that you genuinely can't afford a full service package. Funeral directors are compassionate and will help families in need - so make sure you ask the question. If you're requesting quotes, mention that you are looking for a cheaper service in the quote request on their website and they will be able to help you minimise costs right from the start.

Friends will help

Provide your own flowers


The flowers that are placed on top of the coffin / casket during a funeral can be very expensive. These sometimes cost more than $400. Thankfully there is a cheaper alternative. Ask your friends and family to bring flowers and place them on top of the coffin. This is not only a more cost effective way of arranging flowers, it is also a lot more personal.

List of Funeral Directors offering Affordable Funerals

Affordable Funerals

There are 20 Funeral Directors that match your search.

White Dove Funerals

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  • 9/365 South Gippsland Hwy Dandenong South, Melbourne VIC 3164

Offering sensitivity, guidance and support to all faiths in Melbourne. Tasteful, fixed-price funerals in Melbourne to help you farewell your loved one in the dignified way they deserve....

Kingston Funerals

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  • 146 Argus St, Melbourne VIC 3192

The staff at Kingston Funerals are available to help you understand the process of saying farewell to a loved one. With more than 20 years experience, the funeral directors at Kingston Funerals know b...

Selwyn Allen Funerals

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  • Mount Waverley ,Victoria, 3149 Australia

With more than 50 years experience, the team at Selwyn Allen Funeral Directors know how to help your family during the time that truly matters. Specialising in Cremation, Burial, Repatriation and Memo...

Fuss Free Funerals

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Some families just want a simple, fuss free funeral after loosing someone close. A service provided by Fuss Free Funerals is exactly that. Simple, straight-forward, all inclusive and cost effective. ...
Ruffles Funeral Services Brisbane

Ruffles Funerals

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  • Surfers Paradise, Queensland Australia

Ruffles Funerals is a prominent funeral service provider in the Brisbane and Gold Coast region. Offering cremation and burial packages to suit every need and budget, Ruffles Funerals is an excellent c...

Simplicity Funerals

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Simplicity Funerals have locations in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide. A large network of locations means that there is surely a Simplicity Funeral home near you....

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