What is a Simple Cremation?

A simple cremation, also known a direct cremation or unattended cremation, is a simple, straightforward cremation option. It includes no frills and no optional extras, meaning you only cover the cost of transport and of the cremation itself. It’s an affordable cremation service, designed to give you and your family the time and space you need in what is a difficult and emotional time.

Why Choose a Simple Cremation?

If you’re looking for a cost-effective alternative to a traditional funeral service or full-service funerals just aren’t for you, a simple cremation might be the answer. Simple cremations are one of the most cost-effective funeral options available. Plus, with the option of not having a cremation funeral service or memorial service, there’s a lot less pressure on your family to prepare things on short notice. This means less stress overall, especially when it comes to finances and funeral planning.

No dealing with a funeral home or funeral director, no sorting through cremation packages, trying to find a venue or shelling out for overpriced coffins and urns. You and your family are free to go through the grieving process in your own time and hold a memorial service for your loved one when you’re ready.

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What Do Simple Cremations Cost?

Simple cremation services can cost anywhere between $1400 and $3000 or more. This will vary depending on the time of year, what provider you use for your simple cremation service, where you live, and the kind of services included in the package.

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What Does a Simple Cremation Include?

While we can’t speak for others, we can tell you that a Cost Less Cremation only ever includes the things that are essential for a cremation, with no hidden fees or costs. This includes:

  • Transportation to and from your location
  • Administration and paperwork
  • A basic, eco-friendly coffin
  • Mortuary care
  • A sealed container for the ashes
  • Transport to the crematorium
  • The cost of cremation itself

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What’s the Difference Between a Simple Cremation and a Simple Funeral?

A simple funeral is similar to a simple cremation, but it also includes making arrangements for a funeral service (which may include hiring someone to officiate), hiring a venue, organising a casket and flowers, and more. A simple funeral may also involve sending out invitations, organising notices in local newspapers, flowers, catering costs for the service etc.

While it is called a simple funeral, there is still a lot more involved when compared to a simple cremation. Of course, many people opt for simple traditional funerals for religious reasons, in which case they’re still an excellent option, allowing you to have a religious ceremony without the cost of a full funeral. For more information on simple funerals, we recommend talking to funeral providers directly.

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How Does Costless Cremations Work?

Cost Less Cremations makes cremation as simple and affordable as possible. We take care of everything from start to finish, bringing your loved one into our care, managing the cremation process, and returning them to you safely. Simply reach out to us once death occurs, fill out some initial paperwork and our team will care of the rest. We’ll even organise legal paperwork and cremation forms for you at no extra cost, including death registration and death certificate.

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Choose Cost Less Cremations for Simple Cremation

Cost Less Cremations is a simple cremation service provider. We offer a single service, direct cremation, allowing us to focus all our efforts on delivering an excellent service experience.

Direct cremations are our specialty, so you can rest assured your loved one is in good hands when you choose Cost Less Cremations. Our team are available 24/7 to offer friendly support when you need it most.

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