Cremations and traditional burials are both very common these days. People may opt for either because of their preference and some pros of each. The Jerry Spears Funeral Home team has put together this information about the costs of cremations and burials so you can compare them.
Conventional Burial Costs
Those who opt for these, usually do so because of different reasons. It can be family custom, the desire to be buried next to their family members or friends, or just a preference. Burials add on numerous extra expenses as opposed to cremations. A memorial/funeral service includes the cost of catering, event organization, and printing an obituary etc.
They offer a financial upper hand because of the many pros along with affordable prices. A cremation helps you saves costs on things such as disposal of the remains, embalming the body, and memorial services. People often scatter the ashes or bury them in their backyard. Embalming the body isn’t a prerequisite and depends on personal preference. People opt for family viewings pre-cremation which is a good alternative to other ceremonies.
Choosing between either of the two isn’t that tough if you have a clear idea about your requirements. The cost difference between them although not substantial helps when you have a tight budget to adhere to. While making your choice it is advised to always do your research about the various pros and cons of each. Other factors like family’s opinion, religious belief, and availability of the preferred date and time are other considerations that come into the picture.
We hope this has given you a rough idea about the financial prospects of each of these services. We, at Jerry Spears Funeral Home, provide comprehensive burial, cremation, and funeral solutions. For more information on other related topics or to book an appointment, feel free to contact us today.