Funeral Budget Sheet: If planning a funeral, keeping a funeral budget  is essential to help you estimate the costs you may incur. Your funeral plans may be more or less complex than what is listed here. Optional: download and print a PDF version of this budget sheet.

Make sure you shop around when you’re planning a funeral. Utilize MNFuneralPlanning.com for resources and helpful guidelines. If dealing with the loss of a loved one, you may want to ask the assistance of a friend or family member who isn’t as closely involved with the deceased. This trusted person may be able to help you make rational decisions during this emotional and difficult time.

Funeral Cost

  • Embalming
  • Other preparations for the body
  • Casket/Cremation Urn
  • Clergy Fee
  • Burial Clothing
  • Viewing and ceremony
  • Basic services of funeral director
  • Service program printing
  • Transfer of remains (Hearse)
  • Transportation of family (Limousine)
  • Other
  • Other

Total Funeral Cost

Burial Cost

  • Grave plot or crypt
  • Vault or grave liner
  • Memorial/Tombstone/Monument
  • Opening and closing of the grave
  • Site Care/Maintenance
  • Other
  • Other

Total Burial Cost

Additional Cost

  • Flowers
  • Food and drinks
  • Reception Site/Venue
  • Casket/Cremation Urn
  • Chapel Fee
  • Obituary
  • Long distance calls or faxes
  • Thank you notes
  • Airfare
  • Accommodations
  • Other
  • Other

Total Additional Cost

Total Cost