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Frequently Asked Questions
A direct cremation is a cremation without the extras. No services, no hearse, no vicar – we come and collect your loved one, carry out their cremation and bring their ashes back within ten days.
Then you’ve got the flexibility to do whatever suits you and your family.
A direct cremation is a simple and respectful way to start the process of saying goodbye without having a traditional formal service. We Are Direct Cremations will collect your loved one, return to our beautiful memorial park and crematorium where we will carry out the cremation. Then within 10 day or less we will return their ashes to you, so you are free to arrange the send-off that’s personal to your loved one, you and your family.
When you use, We Are Direct Cremations, you’ll get the ashes back faster than anywhere else. most direct cremation companies will usually take between a fortnight and a month to get them back to you.
They’ll be back with you in just a few days. Then it’s your choice. If you want to keep them in the urn they come in, or you’d rather scatter them, it’s completely up to you – direct cremation, total flexibility.
It gives you total flexibility to plan the sort of memorial or celebration you want, without following the traditional ‘funeral’ template and It’s a lot more affordable.
No. A direct cremation means you can do whatever you want, whether that’s a service at the local golf club, a wake at the pub, or a low-key, family-only affair.
We can liaise with Funeral Directors though, so if you’re going in that direction, we can still help.
A traditional funeral refers to the actual ceremony, often in a church, where the coffin is brought in, and there is a formal service.
Following the service, your loved one is either buried or cremated.
A direct cremation is just the “cremation” bit without the formal service, which makes it a lot more flexible and affordable.
You’re free to arrange the send of that’s right for everyone involved, rather than going through a process , that can sometimes feel impersonal and detached.
This is another element to consider when you are thinking about having a Direct Cremation. Once we have all the paperwork in place, we will return the ashes within 10 days. This allows you to arrange a send-off where you can have a service, if that’s what you want, a celebration, if that’s what you want, and scatter the ashes all at the same time. Allowing everyone to experience the whole process of saying goodbye without the stress and hassle of trying to organise multiple family get togethers.