A Traditional Funeral or a Direct Cremation?

Some of you would be asking yourself, what is a Direct Cremation?

Direct cremation is a disposition option in which the body is cremated in the days immediately following the death, without a funeral service beforehand. Direct cremation is the most economic option for disposition.

Basic Features Of Direct Cremation

Because direct cremation does not include a formal funeral the process is very straight forward. Below are a few points regarding Direct Cremation

  • The body is cremated soon after death, which means that you may engage  Melbourne Cremation Service directly. This can potentially save you a significant amount of money.
  • The body is cremated in a simple plain MDF coffin, rather than an expensive coffin or casket.
  • There is usually no viewing or service before the cremation, which eliminates the need for embalming or other invasive body preparations
  • Family and Friends may hold a Memorial Service at a later date, which eliminates the need for a funeral director when doing this.

Service Options:

If you are interested in a Direct Cremation but would like to have a formal service as well, that service would most likely be a Memorial Service held at your choice of venue, ie: Local Park, Function Rooms or even the family home with the cremated remains present.

Choosing a Direct Cremation allows family and friends to hold a service your way and in the style you would like. The only thing stopping you is your imagination.

Always remember, “There is no Right or Wrong when saying goodbye to a loved one”.

How To Arrange A Direct Cremation

The staff at Melbourne Cremation Service  are able to handle all aspects of arranging a cremation, including completing the death certificate and transporting the body to the crematorium.

Too many families walk into a funeral home thinking that they only have two options in front of them — a traditional burial service, or grandmother’s ashes in an urn on their fireplace. And too many funeral professionals enable them in this thinking. we encourage you to contact us  and discuss the options further.

Think back to the last time that a family member called a funeral home to get pricing on cremation.  Did they receive all the options that are possible after a Direct Cremation has taken place? Did the funeral home probe them into having a traditional funeral? Did they offer straight forward pricing of all of the cremation packages? Or did they simply rattle off the direct cremation prices and then try and talk you into the value of having a funeral in their chapel?