Making Cremation Cost-Effective

Posted on February 25, 2019 by Karen Reardon under Cremations
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While you may know that cremation in Fort Mill, NC is less expensive than a traditional funeral, there are still costs involved. If the budget is tight, but you still really want to give your loved one a proper send off—whatever that looks like for our family—there are ways to make the process as cost-effective as possible. Here are a few tips to making cremation cost-effective so your family can get what they need to say goodbye without going overboard on the budget.  

Go Direct 

Direct cremation is the least expensive form of cremation. You can have cremation done at any point and if you want to have a traditional funeral first, you might put it off till later. However, if your loved one goes from their place of death directly to cremation (after the paperwork and death certificate are complete), you will be left with a much smaller bill in the end. You can still have final services of any kind after that, if you’d like.  

Simplify Services 

Some families want to have a memorial after cremation, which is never a bad idea. It’s nice to be able to honor someone’s memory and say your final goodbye in some manner. However, that doesn’t mean the service has to be big or elaborate. To save on costs, include only close family members and friends at an ash scattering ceremony or have something in someone’s home. Keeping things simple allows you to honor your loved one while you keep things inexpensive.  

cremation in Fort Mill, NCShare The Costs 

If your family wants to have a gathering after whatever type of memorial you have, it shouldn’t be completely up to you to foot the bill. If you get a private room at a restaurant, have everyone pay their own way. If you do a potluck, everyone can bring something and no one is responsible for everything. The same can be said about the final services. You might pay for cremation while someone else buys a special urn or pays for the memorial costs. There’s no need for one person to take care of everything when there are other family members and friends who cared about the person who passed on as well.  

While Fort Mill, NC cremation is the least expensive option for final services, there are things you can do around the option to make it as affordable as possible. At Heritage Funeral & Cremation Services we understand that not everyone has a bundle of money set aside for final services. If your loved one didn’t leave funds or plans behind, you might feel stuck between a rock and a hard place. Give us a call at (704) 846-3771 and don’t be shy to tell us about your budget. We’re here to help in any way we can, including helping to keep things affordable so you can honor your loved one without going into debt for the services. Stop by and visit us at 3700 Forest Lawn Dr Matthews, NC 28104 and we’ll help you through this difficult time with the utmost respect and compassion.