Why are Direct Cremations so affordable?
When compared to burials, direct cremations are 66% cheaper, and when compared to traditional cremations, direct cremations are 56% cheaper. But what is the reasoning behind such a large difference in price?
Well, when the price of traditional burials or cremations are broken down, much of the cost has been found to go on things such as:
- Fees for the burial, funeral director, doctor, and minister or celebrant.
- The memorial, the death and funeral notices, flowers, order sheets, limousines, the venue, and catering for the wake.
Direct cremations, however, remove the need for these additional costs by offering a ‘unattended cremation’ service. This way, families do not have to take on the stress of forking out thousands for the above traditional funeral costs but instead, only need to pay for the cremation itself, the provider fees, and the collection and return of the ashes*.
*Not all direct cremation providers include the same services within their price. Some may have hidden additional costs, so be sure to shop around before committing.
When compared to traditional cremations, direct cremations are 56% cheaper
Direct Cremations: are they right for you?
Whether you’re planning ahead for yourself or arranging an at-need funeral for a loved one, choosing a funeral option that saves money but also allows for a special and dignified send-off can be difficult. Direct cremations allow you to do so by taking away the fuss and cost of a traditional funeral, whilst also ensuring you or your loved one gets a fitting farewell.
Depending on preference, a direct cremation may not be the right option for everyone. If this is the case, there are plenty of ways you can save money on a traditional burial or cremation, and help for this can be found here.