It always amazes me when people say they did not know they have the right to refuse embalming and save on funeral cost. Under a body of Congressional law called the funeral rule…You can refuse embalming and choose other options. This is back to the funeral cost basic of refusing embalming and harmful chemicals on the environment. After refusing embalming you can
1. Have a closed casket.
2. Choose cremation.
3 Have a home funeral where the deceased is packed in ice.
4. Have a memorial service at an alternate location such as a church.
The Peoples Memorial Association from the State of Washington has some good advice on all of this. Here is the link to helpful information.
More helpful funeral information can be found here:
Rest in Peace: Insider’s Tips to the Low Cost Less Stress Funeral by R Brian Burkhardt and Matt Bacak. #1 International Best Selling Author jason Oman also gave thumbs up to this book. This book is published by Morgan James Publishing.
Your Funeral Guy, R Brian Burkhardt, Funeral Director, Author, Blogger, State of Illinois
Be sure to let me know how you lowered the cost of your funerals.