When compared to other major life events like births and weddings, funerals are not expensive. A wedding for example, costs at least three times as much; but because it is a happy event, wedding costs are rarely criticized. A funeral home is a 24-hour, labor-intensive business, with extensive facilities (viewing rooms, chapels, hearses, etc.), these expenses must be factored into the cost of a funeral.
Additionally, the cost of a funeral includes not only merchandise, like caskets, but the services of a funeral director in making arrangements; completing and filing appropriate forms; dealing with doctors, ministers, florists, newspapers and others; and seeing to all the necessary details. Funeral directors look upon their profession as a service, but it is also a business. Like any business, funeral homes must cover expenses to exist. Here at Trinity Funeral Services, we have structured our pricing at minimal margins in order to provide the best possible pricing, while still covering all expenses. Ask and compare with other providers to see the true difference!