A Simple Funeral is often a more affordable, fundamental-only approach when compared with the trappings of a Traditional Funeral. Essentially Simple Funerals follow the same structure as Traditional Funerals, however, they come with a lower price and with less pomp and ceremony. This is a great option for those who wish not to be constrained by traditional requirements or expectations, and instead are seeking a personalised option with a lower price tag. They can be arranged before time for those who want to arrange their own funeral, or by family members wishing to say farewell to their loved one.
A Simple Funeral is very similar to a direct burial or cremation option, which is the option of a cremation or burial without a funeral service and only adhering to the legal requirements for funerals. Direct Cremation in particular has become more popular as it’s low cost and a zero-frills option for those who don’t want a fuss made of their passing.
The ashes are returned to the family in a simple urn, and if they wish, the family and friends can hold a memorial service or tribute to their departed loved one on their own terms. This is a very stripped back version of a Simple Funeral, which often has a little more to it than the direct variety but with less than a traditional funeral.
There are many ways to hold a Simple Funeral, and there may be many suggestions a funeral director can make to help keep costs lower and arrangements more straightforward.