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Financial Burden of Cremation

Oct 20


Cremation Cost can be a major concern to families that need to plan a funeral for a loved one. The timeline to plan and execute the funeral, determine the right memorial service and even the casket, can all affect the cremation cost. Many factors go into determining the costs associated with a funeral, including: the number of people in the immediate family that will be attending the funeral, how many family members you have to attend the memorial service to, whether there will be a reception after the service, the location of the funeral and more. Each of these areas will play a large role in the cremation cost. While there are several things that can contribute to the overall cremation cost of a funeral, there are also several ways to control those costs.


One way to reduce the cremation cost of a funeral is by selecting a more traditional funeral home. There are many people that are opting to have a traditional funeral at a local funeral home versus a more distant chapel. A more traditional funeral allows families to plan the service more accurately. They can also choose the traditional clergy or pastor to preside over the service rather than a celebrity. This in itself can be very affective of reducing the cremation cost as often celebrities are booked months in advance to be at a specific function.


Another way to control the cremation cost of a loved one's death is by choosing an indirect cremation service. This is where the body is cremated at a facility that offers indirect cremation services. Many cremation services offer direct cremation services and many choose to have an additional viewing at another location. If the body is cremated at a direct cremation facility, it will cost less than cremating at a chapel. However, direct cremation still has its costs which will depend on the average cost for cremations in your area.


The other way to help control the cremation cost is by planning ahead. If you know that your loved one will not wish to be buried in a garden, you can easily select from among several designs and options that are available to best meet your loved one's wishes. If planning is not an option, consider cremation so that the family has a decision about how their deceased loved one should be remembered after their burial.


Cremation services are also available online if you do not wish to choose cremation. There are many religious organizations that provide cremation services. You can also check with other funeral homes and find out what kind of caskets they carry. You can then contact other loved ones to see if they also have these caskets.


There are many types of cremation services. You can choose cremation with a memorial service followed by the cremation of the remains or choose cremation services which allows the family to control the manner in which the ashes are placed. A very good thing about choosing cremation services that allows for the control of the ashes is that these caskets are made in such a way as to honor the person who has been cremated. This can be done by choosing a design and cremation program that fits the personality and style of the cremated remains.


Another way to reduce the cremation costs is to choose direct cremation services. This is ideal for people who do not have a lot of money to spend on a funeral or do not wish to bother going through the process of arranging a funeral. Direct cremation services entail the use of a cremation urn that can be purchased or rented. These urns are not expensive and do not contain the remains; the ashes are placed in a storage facility before being placed into a container for storage. The cost of this type of service is much cheaper than having a traditional funeral.


You can also lower the cremation costs by researching different agencies that provide cremation services. You may want to check out different online companies because they often provide cheaper prices than regular funeral homes. You should also find out what is included in the price so you know what you will need to pay. This includes the transportation of the cremated remains, the casket, the memorial service, etc. You can also choose to pay for a family member to take care of your ashes so that you do not need to worry about the financial burden of paying for these things.


Indianapolis Cremation Services    
(463) 426-4500    
101 W Ohio St    
Indianapolis    IN    46204