There are so many ways now to bid farewell or even to make funeral arrangements for yourself – an option that is popular now to remove pressure from loved ones. Modern funerals run from lavish affairs with no expense spared to something more simple and minimal. Direct Cremations fall into the simple and straightforward category, offering the most minimal cost and fuss funeral option available while, of course, fulfilling all the UK legal requirements. While it’s now considered a contemporary funeral option, a direct funeral is a return to how funerals used to be done in many places before they became the big and expensive business they are now. Either way, Direct Funerals are exceedingly popular in the UK. So what are the reasons why this option has become so popular?
The Rising Popularity of Direct Funerals
There are many reasons why the direct option has become popular, including financial considerations and the high costs associated with death. Others may just want simplicity in passing – David Bowie is a high-profile and much-loved figure who wanted just that and selected a direct funeral. But in modern society, other social and philosophical reasons play a factor, including the departure from organised religion, which for most people rules out a church funeral, or one with specific rites and traditions. When considering all of these together, a direct funeral makes sense for many people.
Some People Want Simple
In practical terms, a Direct Funeral is a barebones option held without a service, mourners, or any other fanfare we often associate with a funeral. The Direct Burial option is a little more costly than a Direct Cremation as a plot is required, but aside from that, there is no viewing, embalming, or anything else that adds to the cost. Even a direct cremation ensures simplicity, with loved ones receiving a simple urn with the cremated remains or alternatively they can be scattered. A burial plot will have a simple marker if no headstone is chosen. Some people decide on this option for themselves as they may prefer their loved ones to celebrate their life differently away from the funeral setting, or they have few family and friends to see them off.
Cost is a Consideration
Others may opt for it as a low-cost option and don’t want to leave their loved ones with a financial burden. With the price of everything constantly rising in the UK, many people feel that the excessive costs often associated with a funeral are unnecessary. This option can also be prepaid, so if you want control over how you go when you pass, you can make all your arrangements ahead of time. u
Contact County Funerals
When choosing a Direct Funeral, consider County Funerals for peace of mind. We will take care of your arrangements with respect and the utmost dignity for you and your loved one. For more information visit our website – there you can also view our funeral price list. Alternatively, one of our experienced funeral directors will always be contactable here.