Please accept our condolences for those who clicked on this article following the loss of a loved one. One of the goals of this blog is to provide helpful resources for those going through one of the most challenging moments of their lives. Here’s what you need to know before making cremation arrangements, and we will start our discussion by telling you about simple cremation.

What You Need to Know Before Making Cremation Arrangements

It’s challenging to make decisions when you are grieving the loss of a loved one. Your local funeral home may offer several cremation packages, but how do you choose from all options? Here are some thoughts to consider when selecting cremation services for your loved one.

You don’t need to spend a lot of money on a funeral to prove that you loved the deceased.

The cost of a funeral has nothing to do with how much you loved the deceased. You can honor the life of a loved one with an inexpensive funeral service. So, feel free to select the most affordable services a provider offers.

The cremation process is the same – no matter what cremation package you select.

Some people shy away from affordable cremation because they may think their loved one’s remains will be treated with more care if they purchase a more expensive cremation package. Please understand that all cremation is the same: one human body is cremated at a time.

Simple cremation is the most affordable of all cremation services.

Simple cremation (or direct cremation) is the most affordable option. In direct cremation, the family says their goodbyes to the body at the place of death. Then, the body is removed to the crematorium. After all the forms have been filled out and signed, the body is cremated.

Those who opt for direct cremation understand that the body of their loved one will not be embalmed or present at the funeral.

You can still have funeral services if your loved one was cremated.

Opting for affordable cremation has nothing to do with your loved one’s funeral service. Even if the body is not present, you can still have a religious or secular service for your loved one – with flowers, readings, prayers, and songs. Some families choose to have the cremated remains in an urn at the funeral.

Learn More About Affordable, Simple Cremation Services

Alabama Funeral Homes and Cremation Centers have served Alabamans during their most significant time of need since 1967. Our professional staff will walk you through the funeral planning process and will never make you feel as if you need to spend a lot of money when honoring a loved one. For affordable, simple cremation services, burial services, or pre-planning, contact Alabama Funeral Homes.

Key Takeaways About Making Funeral Arrangements for a Loved One

  • Affordable cremation is available.
  • The cremation process is the same – no matter how much you spend.
  • You can still have a funeral service for a cremated loved one.
  • Our cremation centers offer low-cost, simple cremation, burial services, and pre-planning.