- Direct cremation, including removal and shelter of remains
- Transportation to crematory
- Authorizations and permits
- Urn or container to hold the remains for cremation.
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Some choose to be cremated because it is less expensive than a traditional burial, the urn (ashes container) can be kept in a loved one’s home. When paying for the cost of a cremation, you should consider taking out a Cremation Insurance Plan to help you cover the cost of the cremation, a funeral service, (should you choose one), and other related charges. Cremation also give you a lot of flexibility with time and preparation. It allows for family members to gather peacefully and celebrate the life of the loved one without the stress and complexity of a traditional burial.
A Funeral with Cremation is considered a great advantage for a number of reasons:
An Appealing Alternative
Some people consider traditional burial to be unappealing. The notion of cremation could offer a more acceptable alternative to dealing with death and the issues of burial and interment .
If you're considering cremation, you'll have a number of decisions to make. You'll need to be aware of the medical and scientific issues , and also the legal issues involved. You'll also have to make decisions regarding columbaria, urn gardens and scattering sites.
Preparing for Cremation
US consumers need to be aware of the Funeral Rule, and know that all its provisions apply to cremation as well. For example, the law doesn't require embalming before cremation, nor does it require the use of a casket. Knowledge of the Funeral Rule and how it can be applied to cremation is a great advantage and it will help you save money and make choices that are best suited to your situation.