There are many ways to manage funeral arrangements for yourself or a loved one, and they run the spectrum from traditional and extravagant to simple and unceremonious. A popular modern funeral option in the UK currently is a Direct Cremation at the most basic end of the funeral spectrum. This type of funeral is simple, offering minimal cost and fuss while fulfilling UK legal requirements. But many people may still feel uncertain about what they are and if it’s the right option for them or their loved ones. So we have listed all the vital information about this option below to help you decide if this is an option of interest.
What Exactly is a Direct Cremation?
A Direct Cremation is a basic and inexpensive funeral choice that still ticks all the legal boxes. It’s held without a service, viewing or embalming, and no mourners are in attendance. Instead, after the proceedings, loved ones will receive a simple urn with their loved ones’ cremated remains; alternatively, the remains are scattered upon request. Some people select this option for themselves as there is no fuss, and they prefer loved ones to celebrate their life instead of marking their passing. In practical terms, Direct Cremation is the simplest barebones option for a funeral.
Others, however, may select this option for the low-cost affordability that comes with this minimalist approach. If making arrangements ahead of time, someone may not want to leave loved ones financially burdened along with their daily life pressures and the rising costs in the UK as this option can also be prepaid. Others choose it so they can personally handle arrangements themselves ahead of time, ready for when they pass. Others still may prefer to send their loved one off simply and celebrate their life away from a funeral setting instead.
A Few Reasons to Consider a Direct Cremation
- You (if making your own arrangements) or loved ones may prefer a memorial or celebration of life rather than a traditional funeral
- You or your family rather have a minimal fuss approach
- You want to remember how they were rather than their death, or you want that for your loved ones
- This option may also be selected if there is no immediate family, so no arrangements are required
- A direct cremation makes sense if there are no financial provisions for a funeral
Our Services include the following:
- Collection of the deceased from the place of death
- A simple timber veneer coffin
- The cremation at a local crematorium
- Cremated remains scattered on request or returned to the family in a simple urn
- Doctor’s fees payable in England and Wales
Contact County Funerals
When choosing a Direct Cremation County Funerals can handle all your preparations to give you peace of mind while providing the best service. We manage all arrangements with respect and dignity for the departed. For more information, visit our website, where you can view our full-disclosure funeral price list. Alternatively, an experienced funeral director is always contactable here.