You may know that cremation services in Chicago, IL are more popular now than ever before and that is largely because they cost less than a traditional service and a burial. But what costs less with cremation? Let’s compare the two and showcase where the cost savings actually comes into play.
When you compare cremation to a traditional funeral, there are a lot of services you just don’t need with cremation, especially when you are looking at direct cremation. Direct cremation happens soon after death and doesn’t include any services before the cremation itself. Some of the services you don’t need include embalming, a visitation, a funeral, body dressing and preparations, and so on. And these are just a few things that are left out. When you think about a visitation, you not only have to prepare your loved one, but you also have to have space for the visitation, which means rental fees and so on. For a funeral, you might have to pay for space and perhaps even an officiant, among other things. These services aren’t things you have to have for a cremation.
Another thing that cuts down on the costs quite a bit is the fact that you don’t have to have certain products for a cremation. There’s no need for a cemetery plot, for example, or a headstone, if you don’t want them. You don’t have to purchase a casket for burial and so on. These products are often very expensive and by leaving them out through cremation, you save quite a bit. You can buy an urn to go along with your loved one’s cremation, but that’s not even a requirement as the cremation provider will give you a simple container for their remains that you can use as well.
When you look at cremation package options, you will take note that all of the packages include everything you have to have for the process. You can add what you want (like a special urn), but you don’t have to have anything else in order to get things in order. The more you add, the more it will cost, of course, but still, the bottom line will likely be much less than a traditional burial because of all the things you are leaving out since you really don’t need them.
If you want to talk about cremation services in Chicago, IL and other things that make them less expensive, the professionals at Chicagoland Cremation Options can help. Give us a call at (773) 631-0018 and we’d be happy to talk to you about anything cremation-related and make sure you have answers to your questions. You can also set up a time to speak with us in person at 9329 Byron St Schiller Park, IL 60176. We want to make sure the plans you want for your loved one (or for yourself if you are planning in advance) are set up just how you need. You can visit our website for more details at chicagolandcremationoptions.com.