Cremation services are becoming more common and in some areas funeral directors have stopped offering the direct cremation option to families. While a direct cremation can save the family money they would have spent on the funeral and provide them with a sense of closure, the cremation process itself can be very stressful for friends and family members who are not directly involved with the process. Direct cremations generally involve the direct removal of the deceased’s body from the home and placing it into the cremation urn prior to the memorial or funeral service. Cremation services also commonly burn the remains at a local fire pit in a memorial service or at a cemetery following the service. While these services are generally provided by a funeral home or church, there are also independent cemeteries that accept cremated remains as well.If you wish to learn more about this, visit Los Angeles direct cremation.
Even though most people will choose to have the cremation services provided by a funeral home or other direct burial provider, it is still possible to have a plot in a cemetery and scatter the remains. Scattering is done in the same manner as burial, except the body is not put directly into the ground. Instead, the remains are placed into an urn and either scattered at a garden or a nearby park. Because the average cost for scattering is much lower than burial, the difference in cost could easily affect the decision of which type of service to have.
There are a few things to remember before choosing to have cremation services performed. If possible, it is best to contact a funeral home or cemetery to get an estimate on how much it will cost to have the cremation performed. Although the average cost for this service is less than most burial services, it is important to note that if the body was cremated without the consent of the family it will cost double what a burial would cost. When contacting a facility for cremation services, be sure to ask if the body can be cremated in the urns that are used at the facility. In addition, be sure to inquire about the types of urns that may be used.
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