Looking at The Benefits of Cremation

If someone you love has passed away or you are planning your funeral so that your family doesn’t have to, then consider cremation as an option. Aside from it being an affordable option, there are other benefits that you might not be aware of with this decision. Once you have made the plan for cremation, you can speak with a funeral home to hold a memorial service, to pay for the cremation and to choose an urn. 

Benefit Of Basics


Cremation allows you to focus on the life that someone has lived and offers a way for your family to celebrate your life instead of focusing on arranging a funeral. The funeral home will often take charge with the cremation so that you don’t have to worry about the details if you choose this option. You can usually make all of the arrangements within a day or two after the death of a loved one and can also go ahead and speak with the funeral home about your own cremation, signing a few documents so that everything is in order. 

Memorial Services


Even though there isn’t a traditional funeral, there are service options to consider. Most funeral homes have caskets that can be used at the memorial service if you want it to look like a traditional funeral. The memorial service can be held once the remains are back from the crematory or before the remains are back if the service will be small with only a few family members and close friends. Funeral homes can offer some of the same services with a cremation that they would with a traditional funeral, such as a 21-gun salute for someone who was in the military. Flowers can also be sent to the funeral home or church where the memorial service is held. 

Overall Cost


An affordable cremation is perhaps what most people look for if they don’t have a lot of money to spend on a funeral, casket, and burial. You can usually spend less than $2,000 on a cremation where a funeral might be thousands of dollars that you don’t have and that your family doesn’t have. You won’t have to pay the extra money to have a grave opened. If you don’t want a lot of the additions with a memorial service, then a funeral home can usually offer a direct cremation that allows you to take the remains once they are cremated. Your family can also take the remains if you choose cremation as an option. 

Arranging a cremation is simple in most situations. All you have to do is meet with a funeral home that you trust to discuss the price of the cremation and where your remains will be after the cremation process. Some families decide to keep the remains in an urn while others scatter them at a favorite place. You can make the decision beforehand so that your family members aren’t burdened with making the decision or determine what is best for someone you love.