Direct cremation is a type of disposition in which the body is cremated within days of death, without the need for a funeral service. Direct cremation is the most cost-effective (cheap) method of disposal.
How To Save Money On Direct Cremation?
Many of the costs of a typical funeral are avoided because directcremation does not entail a formal funeral or other pre-funeral events.
- Because the body is burned soon after death, you can use a crematory instead of a funeral home to handle the arrangements. This has the potential to save you a substantial sum of money.
- Instead of an expensive casket, the body is frequently burned in a basic container.
- Before the cremation, there is no viewing, visitation, or wake, therefore there is no need for embalming or other body preparations.
- A memorial service might be held at a later date, avoiding the expense of a casket and funeral arrangements.
Family members can opt to organize their own special memorial service once the directcremation has been completed and the cremated remains have been returned. They don't need a funeral director for this, and it can save a lot of money on the funeral. A memorial ceremony can be held wherever that appears appropriate for the departed, and in any way that pays honor to the deceased.
Other Than Direct Cremation!
If you desire a directcremation but also want a formal service, it will very certainly be in the form of a memorial service at a later date. If you want a service before the cremation, you'll need to organize a traditional cremation rather than a directcremation.
Cost Of Direct Cremation
Because the most expensive purchases—casket, body preparation, funeral service, and considerable transportation—are avoided, directcremation is the least expensive disposition option. Furthermore, some funeral homes may charge a cheaper Basic Services Fee (a non-declinable flat fee charged by funeral homes) for directcremation. If you want to save money, call a few other funeral homes to see if one of them has a lower directcremation Basic Services Fee.
If you want to bury the cremated remains in a cemetery plot or inter them in a columbarium, you'll need to factor in cemetery costs like the plot or columbarium niche cost, the cost of a headstone or grave marker, and any cemetery fees like opening and closing the grave, headstone installation fees, and endowment care or perpetual care fees.
Directcremation is the most cost-effective alternative available. If you are concerned about the cost of preparing a funeral, opting for a directcremation will allow you to maintain control over the arrangements while avoiding a large financial outlay. The cost of a directcremation does vary by locale and service provider.
So that's how you can save money by cremating directly. When it comes to funeral arrangements, a simple, no-fuss direct cremation can help you save money and worry, especially if you have budgetary constraints on what the family can spend on funeral services!