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The following is a practical checklist of most of the items, services, and expenses that a family will have pay for or decide on during a funeral arrangement conference.

Having these practical matters decided ahead of time truly helps family members during a difficult time:

Funeral Service


Basic Services of Funeral Director and Staff
Embalming
Dressing/Casket/Cosmetics
Use of Facilities and Equipment
Transfer of Remains to Funeral Home
Limousine/Automobiles/Flower Van
Casket/Cremation Container and Urn
Outer Burial Container/Burial Urn Vault
Refrigeration/Cremation Fees
Visitation
Use of Chapel/Transfer to Church or Other Location
Stationery Package, Memorial DVD, Videotaping

Third-Party Expenses


Catering/Food
Outside Facility Rental
Flowers
Death Certificates
Police Escort
Newspaper Notices and Obituary
Clergy, Musician, Vocalist Honorariums
Clothing
State or Cremation Permits

Cemetery/Crematory Costs


Burial Plot/Mausoleum/Urn Niche
Opening and Closing of Grave
Cemetery/Crematory Fees
Monument/Memorial/Plaque