It is so hard to lose a loved one, but something that can make the process even harder is when you recognize that you don’t have the funds to afford the services you expected to have for them. However, if you consider cremation services in Chicago, IL instead of a traditional burial, you can have honorable services on a limited budget. Here are a few things that cremation will help you save on.
There are economical caskets available, but even basic caskets are going to cost a lot more than basic urns. Of course, it makes sense. There are more materials involved and they take longer to create. When you go with cremation services, you don’t have to purchase a casket at all.
The Cemetery Plot
While you can purchase a cemetery plot for a cremation burial, you don’t have to. And urn plots are much smaller than casket plots anyway. You can avoid the cemetery costs completely or, at the very least, make them much less expensive.
If you don’t get a cemetery plot for your loved one’s ashes, you also won’t need a headstone for the plot. Buying and having that headstone engraved is a large expense that can completely be cut out.
With a traditional burial, you generally have a funeral, which can be quite expensive. When you have cremation done instead, there are plenty of options for services that cost much less. You can have a memorial in a park, for example, or a gathering in your home that can be completely free. Any kind of service you want can be honorable and very nice for your loved one.
Embalming is the process of preserving your loved one’s remains for the purpose of a viewing and/or funeral during which they will be seen by family members, friends, and possibly the general public. It is not a procedure you have to have done, but when you go with cremation in a direct form, you definitely won’t have embalming done. That will save you costs as well for the labor, the chemicals, and the efforts that go into the process.
There are plenty of other ways that cremation is cheaper than traditional services so if you are on a tight budget, it’s definitely something to consider. You might feel bad about choosing cremation just because of money, but don’t. Cremation is a completely honorable, respectful disposition method to use.
If you are ready to move forward, or you want to learn more about cremation services in Chicago, IL, contact the professionals at Chicagoland Cremation Options for more information. We want you to be able to move ahead with confidence that you are doing the right thing. We’ll give you any details you need in order to make informed decisions for your loved one and your family. We want to honor that special person in your life in a way that suits everyone involved. They will be in good hands with us and get nothing but dignity and respect.