Why Are Direct Cremations So Popular?


Life is expensive these days, and that equally extends to passing away. There can be some genuinely staggering death costs, particularly if a traditional funeral is held to mark the passing. As a result, some people feel obligated to take out loans or seek assistance to cover them. However, funeral rites have moved on, and nowadays, there are many different ways to say goodbye that don’t carry that expensive price tag. The most popular, and cheapest option available, is a Direct Cremation. Direct Cremations are low-cost funeral options that cut all the frills while still adhering to all the legal requirements for a UK funeral. However, many people are still unclear about what a Direct Cremation entails, so we’ve listed all the must-know information below to clarify it for you. 

So What is Direct Cremation?

A Direct Cremation is a no-fuss and comparatively inexpensive funeral option. There is no service, and inclusions are the basics necessary for legal remains disposal. There is no visiting the deceased or embalming and no mourners in attendance, with the allocated funeral directors handling all arrangements. After, the family or friends will receive a simple urn with their loved ones’ remains, or alternatively, the remains can be scattered by request. Some people select this option, so there is no fanfare or fuss, and they’d rather have a celebration of life service instead. Others opt for it as it’s the lowest cost and most affordable option. 

Reasons to Choose Direct Cremation

  • You want to make arrangements for yourself ahead of time and prefer your family and friends to hold a celebration of life event rather than a funeral.
  • You or your family prefer to have a minimal fuss and cost passing.
  • You want to remember your loved one as they were, rather than focus on their passing.
  • There is no immediate family, so a funeral is not required.
  • There are no available finances for a funeral.

Direct Cremation Inclusions

There are several things most Direct Cremations from most Funeral Directors include:

  • Collection of the deceased from the place of death
  • A timber veneered coffin
  • Overseeing the cremation at a local crematorium
  • Scattering of ashes or provision of ashes to the family in a simple urn
  • Payable doctor’s fees that apply in England and Wales

Contact County Funerals For More Information

If you would like more information on Direct Cremation or are unsure if this option is right for you or your loved one, reach out to us for a chat. We can talk you through this and many other funeral options. County Funerals prides itself on providing peace of mind to our clients – we handle all arrangements with respect and the utmost dignity for the departed. Visit our website to view our fully transparent price list or for more information on our pre-pay funeral packages if you prefer to make arrangements yourself. Call us to speak to one of our experienced funeral directors on the contact details here – we are available 24/7.