As you can see, cremation fees are considerably less than burial fees.
This is because burial fees take into account the cost of the burial plot itself (which can cost anything from a few hundred pounds to a few thousand pounds depending on the location).
Whereas, there’s no need to purchase a burial plot for a cremation, unless of course, you wish to bury the ashes of your loved one.
Whilst a cremation is cheaper, how you choose to personalise the funeral with optional extras will really determine the final cost.
These optional extras may include:
- Order of service sheets
- Flower arrangements
- Embalming of the body
- Extra limousine or executive car
- Memorial or headstone
- An urn
- Venue hire
Though bearing in mind, not all of these are necessary, particularly if you decide to have a cremation.
For example, a traditional burial may require a memorial or headstone to mark the grave whereas a cremation allows you to scatter the ashes at no cost at all.
Unfortunately, with funeral prices being higher than ever, many people are torn between providing the perfect final farewell and keeping within a sensible budget.
However, if you’re particularly concerned over cost, then there are some affordable cremation options that also allow you to arrange a unique and special day.
For example, you may consider a direct cremation which is a simple cremation without a service or any attendees.
A direct cremation costs on average £1,626 in the UK which is considerably less than a standard cremation.
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