Are funerals expensive?

We are often asked how much a funeral costs. This is a hard question to answer with a simple figure. The cost of a funeral can vary widely depending on factors such as location, the type of service, if it’s a burial or cremation, choice of coffin and floral arrangements, additional services such as service sheet, photo presentation or catering, and finally, which funeral home you choose.
At Pettigrew Family Funerals an average service that includes a service at one of our locations, a cremation, a low range coffin, floral arrangement, beautifully designed service sheets and photo presentation as well as catering for 50 guests, is around $8,500.
If you wish to hold the service at a church or memorial park, additional costs may increase the price from $400 upwards.
Finally, a burial instead of cremation adds the largest additional costing. This is dependent on which cemetery or memorial park, but will cost an additional $3,000 to $6,000.
Remember, while funerals can be expensive, there are options available to suit your budget. We encourage you to honestly communicate your budget concerns to us so we can help you make informed choices that still honour your loved one while managing costs effectively.
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