Direct cremations are an increasingly popular option for individuals and families looking for non-traditional and no-fuss funeral alternatives. More so, we find that many express in their funeral plans or wills that that they want a straightforward and understated approach to their memorial, without large amounts of money being spent on them after they are gone. Freedom Funerals’ direct cremation services in Essex offer you just that. Saving on cost, as well as the potential stress of arranging a more elaborate funeral, a direct cremation may be the ideal option for those looking for an inexpensive choice without sacrificing a high level of care and dignity for their lost loved one.
What is a direct cremation?
While you will be informed of the date and time of the cremation, which will take place in a simple coffin, unlike some other cremations or burials, it is not attended by the friends or family of the deceased. Rather, this will be managed solely by your funeral director, with ashes available to collect shortly afterwards. A simple – but still dignified – process, benefits include fewer costs spent on funeral elements you may feel are not necessary, as well as the total freedom to informally celebrate the life of the deceased however you like, without being at all constrained by a traditional or religious ceremony.
How much does a direct cremation cost in Essex?
One of the reasons that so many people are drawn to a direct cremation is the potential cost saving compared with other kinds of funeral service. However, while there can be no doubt that this is a low-cost option, the benefits are many; in particular, being at liberty to choose exactly how you want the memorial process to be. Increasingly, people want a send-off that is truly fitting for those they have lost, rather than simply doing it the traditional way – with a direct cremation, you can spend time saying farewell with friends and family at a later point, however you wish to.
Find out what is, and is not, included in our direct cremation prices on our Costs page.