How to Plan for a Funeral on a Limited Budget


Planning for a funeral on a limited budget is quite depressing and emotionally and psychologically draining. Because of all the planning, arranging and budgeting that you have to think about, not to mention your grief and your distress, you will more likely find planning a funeral almost impossible to do. Nonetheless, you still have to move on and get everything done so that you, your family and your friends will be able to properly pay respects to your deceased loved one.

Watch Out for Emotional Overspending

When you are planning for a funeral, it can be tempting to avail of all of the finest things that funeral homes offer because they seem the most appropriate for your loved one. And even if all families may feel that way, you still have to watch your decisions and avoid emotionally overspending.

Be mindful of all the prices of the things that you are availing for your loved one’s funeral so that you will be able to arrange a decent funeral even on a limited budget.

Planning for a Funeral

Here are some things that you should keep in mind when planning for a funeral, especially if your family is on a tight budget:

  • Use the Internet

There are so many things that you can do using the Internet, including planning a funeral. Although it may seem inappropriate to use your computer on such circumstance, browsing the Internet will enable you to plan a funeral efficiently. Using your computer for the benefit of your loved one’s funeral will not seem so wrong after all.

You can look for funeral homes in your area using the Internet. You can also look for funeral program templates, funeral bulletin cards and death notice templates on the Internet so that you will be able to have downloadable, editable and printable cards that are often in Microsoft Word format. Printable funeral templates are great to use as they are affordable and you can customize them so that you can match the look of the funeral program cards to your loved one’s personality. offers beautiful funeral program templates at a great price. Below is a sample of one.


  • Do Not Always Go for the Cheapest Route

Always going for the cheapest, though, is not always right. Because there are funeral homes that offer inferior service or products because their prices are a bit lower than their competitors, you should also consider the quality of the service and not only the prices that these funeral homes offer.

Planning a funeral on a limited budget can be overwhelming and frustrating but if you would do your best to arrange for a decent and appropriate funeral, you will be able to get this done with the help of your family, friends, the Internet and funeral service companies that are willing to help you out.

Hopefully this blog has given you some tips on saving money on planning a funeral. If not, take a look at the video below.

See Also:
How to Plan for Memorial Service for Funeral
Memorial Bulletins for Funeral
Tips on Planning for a Funeral the First Time

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