If you are part of the bereavement party making funeral arrangements for a loved one or close friend, you will learn just how many decisions and choices are required for the funeral process to be finalised. Funeral services are not complicated but the details that go into making a funeral can be numerous and difficult to navigate.
This is where a good funeral director will earn their pay. The funeral director will help you with everything from the floral arrangements to the funeral coach hire that will be used to transfer the casket from the church to the cemetery. In between are a thousand other details that are best left to professionals who do this on a daily basis. They have checklists and work instructions that provide them with the basic outline of a funeral process and they will use that to help guide you through the decision making process at a time when you are probably least able to think clearly. While the casket and the embalming services will definitely be the most expensive part of the funeral, the funeral coach hire is definitely another one of those costly line items in the bill. The hearse is an expensive automobile to begin with and your use of it will be charged appropriately for the size of that investment.
In addition, the driver will be on call for the entire day of the funeral plus the incidental expenses such as gasoline and cleaning that are all rolled into the price of a funeral coach hire. Flowers, memorial cards, paying the minister, plus the cost of grave preparation and grave markers are all part of the cost structure that will be invoiced to you after the burial ceremony. Some options such as cremation can lower the costs and most funeral directors will inform you of this as well.