Burial Funerals Options
The main choice with a burial funeral is whether to have one or two services:
One Service Funeral
There are two types of burial funerals that only involve one service:
Some families chose to omit the service at a church or chapel and to only have the committal service. This simplifies things and reduces costs slightly. In case of bad weather a shelter can be erected at the graveside.
Church or Chapel Only Funeral
In some cases families prefer to say their goodbyes at the church or chapel, and then not to follow the hearse to the cemetery.
Two Service Funeral
The traditional burial funeral structure is to hold the main service at either a church or a chapel, and then immediately afterwards, to hold a second, smaller service, known as a committal service, at the graveside.
The family can choose whether to have a public committal service or to restrict it to only the closest family and friends.
How Much Does A Burial Funeral Cost?
In Sydney, the main part of the cost of a burial funeral is the cost of the burial plot itself, which must be paid to the cemetery. The average cost of a burial plot in Sydney is over $9000, which is more than the rest of the funeral costs.
The price will vary depending on whether you chose a one or two service funeral because venue hire and hearse costs will differ.
to suit your wishes and your budget.
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