If you’ve had to plan a funeral in recent years, or if you’ve had a friend tell you about one they had for a loved one, you know how pricey they can get. There are a lot of things to purchase and details to include, after all. You may have heard that cremation services in Anderson, IN, on the other hand, are cheap in comparison. Why is that? They’re a disposition method, just like a traditional burial. Why do they cost so much less? Here are a few reasons:
When you choose cremation for a loved one, or for yourself as a pre-plan, especially if you go with direct cremation, there are a lot of services that you have to have for a burial that you can skip. These services all come with costs, of course, and when you don’t need the services, you don’t have to pay for the costs. You don’t have to have a space for a visitation, for example. You don’t have to pay for embalming or other preparations. You don’t need a place for the funeral, either, and so on. These services can be very costly and when you cut them out, cremation automatically costs less.
With a traditional service, there are certain things you have to have. You need a casket, a burial plot, a headstone, and more. You don’t have to have any of that with cremation and that drives the cost down even further. Without these products driving the costs higher, it makes sense that cremation will always be much cheaper than burial.
With a burial, you have to pay for the gravesite, the opening and closing of the grave, and maybe even cemetery maintenance. With cremation, the process is simple and direct. You only have to pay for the cremation process and nothing more. You can add to the process, if you wish, but if you keep things direct and simple that means the costs are going to be minimal.
There are plenty of variations that go into both traditional burial and cremation. But when you choose cremation, there are so many things you don’t have to have that it’s going go to cut the costs down quite a bit. If budget is a concern, keep in mind that cremation is a perfectly honorable, respectful method to choose.
If you are considering cremation services in Anderson, IN for a loved one or yourself, contact the professionals at Loose Funeral Homes & Crematory to find out more of the details about cost, service options, and more. You can reach us at (765) 649-5255 to ask questions or to get into details that are important to making your decisions. You can also visit us at 200 W 53rd St Anderson, IN 46013 to take a tour of our facilities. We’re happy to show you around and describe the processes we will use whenever you need them. We want you to be completely comfortable with whatever you choose for your loved one or your own future.