Why choose a direct cremation?
Providing a no-fuss farewell isn’t the only benefit that comes with choosing a direct cremation. From cost savings, through to personal and religious beliefs, there are several other reasons why a direct cremation may be the ideal send-off for you or a loved one:
Put simply, direct cremations are a less expensive option when comparing to a traditional funeral. In fact, with the average cost of a UK funeral now at an all-time high of £4,417, thousands can be saved through arranging a direct cremation.
How? There’s no need to hire a chapel, pay for a celebrant, flowers, or limousines - it’s a simple direct cremation achieved with little contribution, but with maximum care.
At Celebration of Life, we specialise in offering direct cremation services from as little as £950 – saving you up to 75% of what a conventional funeral would cost. Our direct cremation services provide unbeatable value and include:
- 24/7 help and guidance
- Collection from anywhere in Great Britain
- A simple traditional coffin
- Care of the deceased at our mortuary facilities
- An unattended cremation at our partner crematorium
- Ashes returned by hand within Great Britain
Why not discover more on our direct cremation offering, or contact us today. We’re more than happy to talk you through the direct cremation process, answer any questions you have, and support you and your family throughout – we’re always standing by to help.
A personal meaning
Personal meanings can be another strong reason as to why one might favour a direct cremation. A traditional funeral with undertakers and black overcoats can be hard to relate to, and the thought of a hearse driving slowly to the crematorium isn’t something that appeals to all. In these cases, an individual may appreciate a send-off more in line with their desires.
Separating the cremation from the memorial provides the perfect opportunity to make a celebration much more personal, more authentic, and one that reflects how a loved one lived.
Some may opt for a celebration of life with live music, drinks and food, while others may prefer a more intimate gathering with family and friends. Whatever the case, a direct cremation offers you the freedom to say goodbye in a more meaningful way.
Friends or family live far away
Distance can make it hard for relatives and friends to travel to a funeral, especially for those abroad. Arranging a direct cremation now, and a more personalised memorial later can make arranging a time and place that suits a lot easier.
Non-religious send off
Direct cremations offer a simple way to avoid a religious funeral. Whether you’re not religious, or have friends and family with varied beliefs, the simple nature of a direct cremation allows you to organise any celebration of life in the style and place of your choice.
For some, the idea of a direct cremation may seem a little too simple. But for many, opting for less fuss is the way forward. So, if you haven’t any strong feelings about your funeral, and don’t want to spend hours planning, a direct cremation could be the perfect choice for you or a loved one.