What is Direct Cremation and When Should You Choose It?

Published: March 27, 2023
by Medina Funeral Home & Cremation Service
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If you are considering cremation services in Milan, TN. for you as part of your preplanning, or you have an immediate need for a loved one, you will find you have many options of services to choose from. While some people may wish to hold services such as a funeral or visitation, others may just prefer to have the cremation.

When a cremation is performed with no other services, it is called a “direct cremation”. While this option may not be right for every family’s needs, it can be the best choice for several others. If you are wondering if it might be right for you, keep reading as we explore this cremation type in more detail.

What is Direct Cremation?

As stated above, a direct cremation is simply a cremation that is not included with any other services. It is a very quick and streamlined process that allows families to have the cremation preformed in a short amount of time. While there is not time prior to the cremation for services such as funerals, families may choose to hold services afterwards such a memorial service or celebration of life event.

Why Choose Direct Cremation?

Many grieving families feel a sense of closure once the cremation of their loved one has been performed. This closure is an important step as it aids in the overall healing process. With a direct cremation being a quicker process, many families may choose this option to gain that feeling of closure faster.

Another reason some families may choose direct cremation is that it can be a lower price point. With no services like a funeral before the cremation, other services like embalming and preparing the body, casket rental, etc. are a non-issue. This means an overall lower cost. This can be extremely beneficial to those who have a low or limited budget. It can also allow the family time to save up money for a memorial service later when the budget isn’t stretched so tight.

The last common reason people choose direct cremation is that it takes much stress off of the grieving family. When a loved one passes away, there are several things to take care of. Just some of these being the loved one’s home and property, bills, mail, any pets and/ or children, etc. With a direct cremation being simple, there is not the added stress of planning funerals, visitations, and more at this time. Instead, if they wish to hold a service, they can do so afterwards when they have more time to plan.  

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Should You Choose Direct Cremation?

Whether or not you should choose direct cremation is an entirely personal choice. If you or your family wish to hold services prior to the cremation such a funeral, then direct cremation is not the best choice for you. However, if you would like to have a fast process that is more simple, and perhaps hold a service after the cremation, then direct cremation is something you might consider. If you need more help, make sure to talk to your director of cremation services in Milan, TN. as they can help answer any questions or concerns you may have.

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