The new bride died

A funeral can be conducted by whomever you choose. If the funeral will be held in a religious place of worship, the clergy there can lead the service. If the funeral will be held in a funeral home, the director of the funeral home can lead the service, you can bring in a clergy member to lead the service, or someone else—such as a friend or family member—can officiate. An honorarium is a payment given for a service provided for free. Most clergy will conduct a funeral for no charge, but it is customary to offer an honorarium to the clergy member. The amount you offer is entirely up to you, based on what you can afford.