You need to have a bit of money, if you want the memorial service you are organizing to go smoothly. Many things related to memorial services cost money. For instance, you may need to pay for the venue where the memorial service is to be held. Even if you are lucky enough to find a free venue, chances are that you’d still need to spend money to in preparing the (free) venue to host the memorial service. Further, you may need to pay for transport, to get the people who will be attending the memorial service to the venue where the service is to be held. This too costs money. Needless to say, the people who will be providing various services would need to be paid. Some may not demand for payment outright, but they still have to be paid small stipends. That includes the people who would be singing in the service, the instrumentalists who would be playing various instruments at the memorial service, the priest who would be delivering the sermon at the memorial service… and so on.
It therefore becomes obvious that you need to prepare a budget for the memorial service. You shouldn’t just work with mental (guesswork) estimates. On the contrary, you need to come up with a proper (written) budget for the memorial service, outlining how much money you are to spend, and on what exactly. Admittedly, preparation of the budget can be a time-consuming affair. You may need to have at least a couple of hours, to create a proper budget. You can therefore check when you are supposed to be off-work, and then use that time to create the budget for the memorial service. Like, for instance, if you work at Delta Air Lines, you can visit the dlnet delta portal, check when you are supposed to be off-work, and then use that time to create the budget for the memorial service.
In creating a budget for a memorial service, you need to:
- Find out (exactly) how much various things/services are likely to cost. This may mean actually calling the various vendors/service providers, to find out how much they charge for their stuff.
- Try to figure out what you can afford (and what you can’t afford)
- Allocate adequate funds to the various budget votes
- Include generous allowances for unforeseeable situations
- Ensure that the budget is adhered to