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Benefits of Direct Cremation Over Traditional Burial

May 23, 2022 • Teri Vila-Caballero

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When you’re in charge of making final arrangements for a recently deceased loved one, you will need to decide what to do with the body. In this day and age more and more people are choosing cremation, and direct cremation is gaining in popularity. Most funeral homes and crematories offer direct cremation services in Miami Beach, FL. Some of the benefits that direct cremation has over a traditional burial include:

Substantially Less Expensive

With a direct cremation, the body of the deceased is picked up, transported to a crematory, and cremated shortly after. Since direct cremation services are simple, they are much less expensive than a traditional burial. Direct cremation is an excellent option for anyone who is on a tight budget.

Unlike a traditional burial, there is no need to buy a fancy casket for a direct cremation. In fact, you can opt for the body to be placed in a very inexpensive container made of pressed cardboard. Likewise, with direct cremation you can also skip embalming and make-up/hair styling. Not needing all of these things brings down the cost dramatically.

Very Easy to Make Arrangements

People react to the death of a loved one in different ways. Shock and grief are not uncommon feelings. Since the loss of a loved one is often a difficult, and sometimes traumatic experience, it is not surprising that a lot of people feel overwhelmed and don’t want to have to make a number of decisions.

If you’re feeling very overwhelmed after the death of a loved one, choosing direct cremation is a smart choice. You will not have to plan a big event or make numerous decisions like you would when planning a funeral and traditional burial. All you have to do for a direct cremation is contact a funeral home and they will take care of the arrangements for you.

More Flexibility

When the body of the deceased is buried in a traditional burial service, the funeral and burial need to take place within a few days after death. It can be chaotic to plan everything so quickly, and friends and family of the deceased may not be able to attend due to short notice.cremation services in Miami Beach, FL

Choosing direct cremation after the death of a deceased loved one provides much more flexibility. A lot of people who opt for direct cremation choose to hold a memorial service for the deceased weeks, or even months after the date of death. This flexibility makes it easier to ensure that all friends and family members are able to attend. Likewise, some people feel like it is easier to plan a memorial service after the initial shock of the death has worn off a little bit.

If you’re responsible for making the final arrangements for a loved one, you may be on the fence about a traditional burial or a direct cremation. For many people, direct cremation offers a number of benefits over traditional burial. Almost any crematory or funeral home can assist you with direct cremation services in Miami Beach, FL.

Teri Vila-Caballero

Teri Vila-Caballero

Teri Vila-Caballero is the Pre Need Director at Ferdinand Funeral Homes & Crematory. She joined the team in 2012 to fulfill her calling to serve our community.


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