When compared to other major life events like births and weddings, funerals are not expensive. A wedding 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 Chapels, Viewing rooms and cremation family Identification rooms, these expenses must be factored into the cost of a funeral.
Additionally, the cost of a funeral includes not only merchandise, like caskets, urns , printed materials, the services of a funeral director and staff to coordinate all services either at the funeral home or location of your choice. 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, and a business.