How does a direct cremation work?
Typically, a direct cremation involves no formal funeral service, no attendees and no minister – but is inclusive of all disbursements. It’s ideal if the deceased wanted a low-key ceremony and to keep things simple for their family when they passed, or if your budget won’t stretch to a traditional funeral service.
Here at Brunel Funeral Directors, we do everything we can to lessen the burden. Every aspect will be organised and your loved one will receive a simple, dignified send-off. We collect your loved one from the place of death and care for them until the day of the cremation, arrange the transport to the crematorium and make sure that the paperwork is completed by a doctor.
The cremation will be held at a crematorium and time that is most suitable for the funeral director and, though the family will not be able to attend or view the deceased, the ashes will be returned to them so they can do what they wish with them.
How much does a direct cremation cost?
Over recent years, there has been a real shift in what people want from a funeral. Many families are looking for more meaningful and affordable ways to say goodbye, as opposed to a mournful traditional funeral service – held at church and led by a priest or vicar – which typically costs thousands of pounds.
Brunel Funeral Directors offer two options for a Direct Cremation.
Option 1. If the location of the cremation is not of great concern to you we offer a fully inclusive direct service for £999. The cremation will take place outside of Bristol.
Option 2. If you prefer the cremation to be kept local and in Bristol, then we can again provide a non,attended service for £1495.
However, we must point out that, an oversized coffin will impact on the cost of a cremation in Bristol. That’s why we recommend getting in touch so we can discuss your requirements in detail and assist you in giving your loved one the send-off they would have wanted – for a price you can afford.
Could a direct cremation be the right option for you?
Direct cremations are an extremely popular option – and not least because celebrities, like David Bowie and John Lennon chose it as a no-fuss farewell. Direct cremations in Bristol are an excellent choice for lots of different circumstances.
– A respectful cremation where no relatives or friends are left to attend
– Reduce the trauma of death by celebrating the life of the deceased once everyone is emotionally ready
– Give families time to grieve properly
– Allow busy families to gather together
– The bereaved can say farewell in their own way – without being tied to tradition
– Avoid the rising costs of funerals and save money
– Prefer to leave money to the family, not to be spent on funeral costs
Is a direct cremation the right option for you or your loved one? If you would like to discuss your needs with the team, please call 0117 374 2002.
What is the difference between a direct cremation and a traditional cremation?
First things first, a direct cremation is not the same as a traditional service. A direct cremation is a valid and legal alternative that, due to the pandemic, has become an increasingly popular option.
Put simply, it is where the deceased is collected from their place of death and taken to the crematorium to be cremated.
Unlike a traditional cremation, there is usually no attendees or ceremony, as such, and the ashes are returned to the family so they can do what they wish with them. It allows you to create a truly personal send-off for your loved one – and say goodbye on your own terms, wherever and whenever you want.
Although the funeral director will take care of the paperwork for both types of cremation, a direct cremation often works out to be the cheapest option of the two as there is less to arrange. However, that isn’t to say that the deceased doesn’t get any less cared for, and they will always be treated with respect.
How do I arrange a direct cremation?
Arranging a direct cremation couldn’t be simpler with Brunel Funeral Directors.
Most of the arrangements can be made over the phone, however, you may wish to come and visit us at our welcoming funeral home in Westbury on Trym. Our team is here to support you through the process, one step at a time, and will gladly discuss your requirements over a cup of tea.
Whilst the burial takes place privately at the crematorium (at a time and date that suits our funeral directors), you can arrange a memorial service at a time that’s right for you. This option is ideal for widespread families – giving everyone the chance to travel and grieve properly.
If you would like to arrange a direct cremation for your loved one, get in touch today. You can either call 0117 374 2002, email email@example.com or send us an online message. Alternatively, fill out the form above with your name, email address and contact number and request a callback.