Cremation only funerals are an option where families and loved ones can choose to have a cremation without the service wrapped around it.
That means that rather than having a cremation after a funeral service, the cremation is carried out and then you can decide when you want to have a formal service or even if you want one at all.
It provides families with the freedom to design their own funeral or memorial in the way their loved one would have wanted.
It’s known as a direct cremation or a simple cremation, and at We Are Direct Cremations, we’re here to help you choose the option that’s right for you and your loved one.
Cremation Without Funeral
A traditional cremation includes a funeral service. This is where the body is cremated following a funeral service and the ashes are then returned to the family or scattered or buried as part of the service.
However, a simple cremation is without a funeral service, so the body is cremated, and the ashes are returned to the family within ten days.
A direct cremation is a simpler option because it doesn’t involve a funeral service, so there’s much less planning required.
It’s also a much cheaper option, with prices starting at around £800.
If you are looking for a direct cremation, you might be wondering where to start and what you need to know. Well, first thing’s first you should look for a service that suits your needs.
A simple cremation has several benefits, including:
- The cost – it’s much cheaper than a traditional cremation or funeral because it doesn’t involve the funeral service
- It’s environmentally friendly
- It can be a more personalised experience as you have more flexibility to do things as you wish in your own time
- It can be more meaningful as you don’t have to rush any decisions and you can include all the people you want to be involved in the process
You may decide that a simple cremation isn’t the right option for you and your loved one, but it’s something that’s worth considering because of the flexibility and low cost involved.
Many people are opting for direct cremations because of these exact reasons and at We Are Direct Cremations, we’re always happy to discuss our services with you to help you decide whether it’s something that might suit your needs.
Cremation Only Funerals – What Do I Need To Know?
We’re often asked what people’s experiences are of direct cremations – and that’s a perfectly reasonable question to ask.
For many people, cremation only funerals aren’t something they’re familiar with and arranging your loved one’s final wishes can be daunting.
Which is why our goal is to make the process as simple as possible so you don’t have to worry about the finer details.
A simple cremation allows you to hold the service you want at a time that works for you, your family and all of your loved ones. The flexibility makes it an ideal option for many, giving you time to focus on what’s important – your family.
We’re always here to help and answer any questions you may have.