Direct Funerals are often popular when planning end-of-life arrangements in Hitchin and throughout the UK. There are many options now to say goodbye to a loved one; however, with the increasing cost of living, dying is an area many people want to spend less on where possible. Gone are the days when it was expected that everyone would have a traditional or religious funeral, making way for many of the funerary options offered today. Direct cremations and direct burials fall into the simple category, offering lower cost and a low-fuss funeral option which fulfils all UK legal requirements. Considered a modern option, direct funerals really provide a return to how funerals were in the past before becoming the pricey undertaking they are now. So what exactly is a direct funeral, and how easy is it to plan one?
In practical terms, a Direct Funeral is the simplest way to hold a funeral, either for burial or cremation. Both are held without a service, mourners, or any fanfare associated with a funeral. A Direct Burial is a little more expensive as a plot is required, making it pricier than a cremation. Aside from that, both have no embalming or preparation of the body, or anything else that adds to costs, such as a service, flowers or other traditional funerary trappings. A Direct funeral with County Funerals we include visiting in the chapel of rest. Direct cremation and burials are both about simplicity. Loved ones receive a simple urn after the cremation, which may also be scattered on request. For a burial, a simple marker can be placed on the grave until a headstone is chosen.
The Rising Popularity of Direct Funerals
Direct funeral options have become popular due to financial considerations and high costs in life and death, with many feeling the high costs of a funeral are an unnecessary luxury. Others seek simplicity for their passing or that of a loved one. Further social and philosophical reasons, too, may include the departure from organised religion or a preference for specific rites and traditions. A direct funeral simply makes sense for many people.
Ways To Arrange
Direct funerals can be arranged after the passing of a loved one, providing a simple and straightforward option with minimal cost and fuss for the family and loved ones. They can be arranged by calling your local trusted County Funerals director and discussing this option with them for your deceased loved one. Or perhaps you may prefer to make your arrangements yourself ahead of time and prepay for your funeral? County Funerals can assist with pre-planning ahead of time to give you complete control over arrangements and relieve your family of the associated costs involved. This is often a great comfort for your loved ones and family at an already difficult and emotional time.