How Much Does Cremation Cost - Tips on How To Save (2022)

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Table of Contents:

  1. The Average Cost of Cremation vs. Burial
  2. How Can Cremation Be Even More Affordable?
  3. Understanding the General Price List

Cremation costs vary greatly because of many of factors. The state that services are performed in can impact the costs, as can the provider and unique scenarios that may be involved. Some examples of unique factors that can impact costs include taxes associated with the city or county, transportation as necessary, and the options for goods and services chosen by the family or individual preplanning his or her own final arrangements.

Most funeral homes and cremation providers offer package plans meant to address different needs and budgets. A la carte pricing is also always available, so families can choose from a selection of services and prices individually. This isn’t just an option offered by some providers; it’s actually a legal requirement that ensures families have access to the right services for their needs.

The Average Cost of Cremation vs. Burial

This section includes a summary of common costs associated with direct cremation and traditional burial, as well as some of the costs of additional items or services families or individuals might choose to include in their plans.

Direct Cremation: Average Costs and Expectations

Direct cremation is one of the least costly final arrangement choices. It involves a cremation, but doesn’t include a memorial service or viewing. Families may opt to plan their own memorial service, which can take place just after the cremation or even a year later; this is one of the benefits of cremation for many families. It allows them time to plan and gather for a memorial.

If you opt for direct cremation, the next of kin and possibly one other person may be present for the actual cremation. Some facilities allow the cremation itself to be viewed through a small window in the cremation chamber if the next of kin desires this. When planning for a direct cremation, always ask about the possibility of having the next of kin present if this is an option that is important to you.

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The Cost of Cremation Itself

Direct cremation includes the cremation process itself and usually at least a temporary container for the ashes. The cost of cremation services, which includes preparing the deceased for the cremation chamber and the use of the chamber to convert the body to ashes, is on average around $3,500. The cost does range according to state, provider, and any needs unique to the situation or person.

Death Certificate Costs

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In addition to the costs of the service, you may have to pay for ancillary items and fees. A death certificate is required to obtain a cremation certificate. Each county issues its own fee schedule for such certificates, though the average cost can range from $12 to $30 per certified copy. It’s worth noting here if you were to need to purchase additional copies of the death certificate for other requirements (not related to the cremation, which should only require one copy). Other reasons you might need copies of the death certificate include converting or accessing bank accounts, life insurance policies, or other legal or financial matters.

The Cost of Cremation Urns and Containers

You do have to purchase some type of container to keep the remains in immediately after the cremation, even if you plan to scatter the ashes in the near future. Some cremation providers may provide a temporary container as part of the cremation services package. You can also choose an urn. Urns range from functional containers that simply hold the ashes to luxury options for display. Some individuals like to choose urns that reflect the life or interests of their loved one; you can choose urns that reflect military service or various hobbies, for example. The average cost of urns can range from $200 to $250 or more.

With these costs, you can see that a direct cremation costs on average under $4,000.

Families can also decide to purchase items or services for future memorials as they want. The costs for such memorials can range from inexpensive travel to a place for scattering the ashes or a quiet private service at home to larger, more elaborate events that involve renting a hall and purchasing catering services.

Traditional Burial: Average Costs and Expectations

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As with cremation, a traditional burial may or may not include a memorial service or what many refer to as a funeral service. Even if families forgo viewings and memorial options, the costs of a traditional burial are still higher, on average, than those of cremation.

First, a casket must be purchased. The average cost of a casket is around $2,000, but prices can range up to $10,000 or more for some options. Embalming services to prepare the body for burial average between $495 and $1,290. Burial in a cemetery requires payment of grave digging, lining and service fees, which are sometimes referred to as opening and closing fees. They can average around $2,000. If you wish to purchase a headstone or marker, the cost can be $1,000 to $2,000.

The total cost, then, just for burial can be $5,495 to $15,290 or more.

This doesn’t include viewing or memorial service costs. At minimum, a basic viewing costs approximately $1,000, on average.

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In Short: Cremation Is Typically the Less Expensive Choice

Cremation is obviously a less expensive option when all things are equal. Some families have a preference for religious or traditional reasons for burial, butcremation is often the more affordable choice. It also allows more flexibility in how loved ones can honor the person they have lost.

How Can Cremation Be Even More Affordable?

Cremation can be even more affordable than the numbers above may indicate. Families can work with providers to understand all their options and choose the right products and services for their needs, even during a time of need. The biggest impact to affordability, however, comes when a person is able to think ahead about their final arrangements.

Options for Preplanning Your Cremation

Preplanning a cremation is the act of planning now for your own final arrangements. That means that you work with a cremation provider to choose and pay for services before you ever need them.

In addition to cost savings, some other preplanning benefits include:

  • You remove the burden from your family; they won’t have to consider so many decisions or try to find a provider during the time of need
  • You ensure that your wishes are carried out and that your family doesn’t have to try to figure out what you might have wanted
  • You can have peace of mind in the future that these needs have already been addressed

When it comes to costs, thinking about your final arrangements ahead of time allows you to save in a number of ways.

Save on Cremation with Today’s Pricing

By agreeing to services now, you lock in today’s prices. Cremation services are like any other product or service. As time goes by, the cost usually increases. Inflation also means that your future dollar has less buying power than today. When you work with Neptune Society to plan for future arrangements, you can sign an agreement and lock in today’s pricing.

This is a great option if you are working with an experienced provider such as Neptune Society, which has served over 500,000 families through decades of operation. Neptune Society holds the money you pay for services in trust so it is available at the time of need. The longevity of the provider means that you can rely on the service at the time of need, even if that’s years in the future.

Make Monthly Installments on Cremation Plans

Not everyone can afford to pay all at once for cremation services. This is true whether you’re preplanning or if your family is making arrangements at the time of death. By planning ahead, you can work with Neptune Society to prepay for your cremation in monthly installments that fit your lifestyle and budget.

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Insurance and Benefits Options

While you’re thinking about end-of-life concerns, you may want to consider insurance. There are several insurance options that can help reduce the expense of any type of final arrangement, including cremation.

Life Insurance

Life insurance is a policy that you pay for, and the benefit amount pays out upon your death to the beneficiary that you choose. Some important things to note about life insurance include:

  • It is typically a payable-upon-death benefit. This means that your beneficiary doesn’t have to wait for a will to be read or the estate to adjudicate through the court system. This is important, because if you are using life insurance to help remove some of the financial burden of final arrangements from your family, then you probably want to ensure that money is accessible as soon as possible. Estate execution can take months or even years; life insurance policies can pay out much faster.
  • You do have to set a beneficiary and keep your beneficiary designations up-to-date. If your beneficiary passes away or situations in your life mean you want a different person to handle your final arrangements, then you’ll need to update your beneficiary designation with the insurance company. This is typically handled with a simple form, and many insurance companies make these documents available online.
  • You have to be current on your premiums or already have paid out the total premiums you are expected to pay under your plan for your life insurance policy benefits to be paid out. If you are behind on premiums, then your plan may be cancelled.
  • It is possible to hold a life insurance policy in a trust; some individuals might set up a trust for the sole purpose of covering final arrangements, for example.
  • Your beneficiary will probably need a copy of the death certificate to obtain life insurance benefits. Most life insurance companies require the type of death certificate that states the cause of death, as these policies often have language that rules out benefits in certain types of deaths.

Burial Insurance

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Burial insurance works like life insurance in many ways and some policies may be used to cover cremation costs. Most of the same considerations go into buying and managing a burial insurance policy. Unlike a life insurance policy, where unused benefits go to your next of kin, burial insurance only covers costs associated with funeral, burial, or cremation. Depending on what type of policy you purchase, it may also only cover a certain dollar amount or certain types of services and products. For example, you might be given an urn allowance up to a certain amount of coverage for a “standard casket” but not one that is considered “luxury.”

Burial and Cremation Benefits for Veterans

Veterans of the United States military who were awarded any discharge status other than dishonorable may have access to benefits to help cover the costs of burial or cremation. The benefit is processed as a reimbursement for services, though, which means you or your family must have paid for the services already. You also can’t file for reimbursement of prepaid services before your death, but your family can file for the benefit upon your death even if you have already paid for the services.

The amount of reimbursement depends in part upon the deceased’s status as a veteran and the situation surrounding his or her death. A veteran who passes away because of an illness, condition, or circumstance related to his or her service (even if he or she is retired) can receive a benefit of up to $2,000.

If a veteran passes away and it is not related to military service but the veteran was in a VA hospital or was in route to a VA hospital for medical services at the time of his or her death, then the benefit is up to $749.

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In other cases, the benefit is typically to up to $300, and it can be used toward a plot and burial or cremation. Family members do have to submit a form requesting the reimbursement along with proof of the veteran’s service (typically via the Form DD 214) and receipts detailing the services provided and the payment for those services.

While this benefit typically doesn’t cover the full cost of cremation, it can be a way to reduce the overall expense.

Understanding the General Price List

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Pricing for cremation and funeral services can be confusing, which is why all providers must make a General Price List (GPL) available to customers. This price list has to be in writing. Although providers and customers can communicate about pricing in digital formats, the customer must receive the GPL by law.

If you are considering a cremation or funeral provider who seems hesitant to provide this list or make pricing explanations as transparent as possible, it’s cause for concern. Professional providers will always provide their GPL.

As you can see, when it comes to burial and cremation, cremation is often the more affordable option. Preplanning for your cremation is a way to make it even more affordable, and you can always work with a provider to learn about discount and package pricing that can save you money.

For those who have never thought about cremation, or thought that cremation was an “alternative” option, it may be helpful to know that U.S. cremation rate continue to rise. More people are choosing cremation in America than ever before, and it is now seen as the preferred option over traditional burial. Many religious organizations no longer lookat cremation as a taboo option. If you have questions about whether your religion allows cremation, consider talking to a religious leader you trust before you make a final decision.

Whatever you decide, if you are planning ahead, make sure you let your family know. Talk to them about your wishes and why you are making the decisions you are, and let them know who they need to contact and where they can find appropriate paperwork and information should the need arise.

If you would like to start preplanning your cremation today, contact us at Neptune Society. We can work with you to make the entire process as stress-free as possible.

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FAQs

What is the cheapest cremation process? ›

A direct cremation is generally the lowest cost method of disposition. A direct cremation is when the deceased is immediately cremated, with no service, and the cremated remains directly returned to the family or scattered.

Is cremation cheaper than a funeral? ›

There are a number of differences between cremation and burial which you should consider before deciding on the type of funeral you'd like for your loved one. Cremation costs are typically lower than burial costs, as there are more costs involved in a burial.

What is the least amount for cremation? ›

The actual cost of cremation as of 2019 is less than $500. Hence, direct cremation, one without memorial service, is the cheapest option and amounts to only about a thousand dollars in total.

What is the cheapest way to be buried or cremated? ›

Direct cremation is the least expensive way to bury your loves one. It is done respectfully, and gives your and your family time to find the most personal and affordable burial option.

How do you cremate a body with no money? ›

Body Donation

Donating your body to science basically eliminates funeral and burial expenses. Educational institutions (and other organizations that accept such donations) will cover the cost of cremation and return the deceased's cremated remains back to the family free of charge.

What does the Bible say about cremation? ›

The Bible neither favors nor forbids the process of cremation. Nevertheless, many Christians believe that their bodies would be ineligible for resurrection if they are cremated. This argument, though, is refuted by others on the basis of the fact that the body still decomposes over time after burial.

What are the disadvantages of cremation? ›

Disadvantages of Cremation
  • A cremation does not allow for a permanent installation for memorial and mourning. ...
  • Cremations are frowned upon in some religious circles by the church.
  • Crematoriums release a considerable amount of CO2 and pollution into the atmosphere.
21 Mar 2016

Is it better to be cremated? ›

Direct cremations are more cost effective than direct burials, as they do not require embalming. In addition, you have the option of keeping the body in an alternative container instead of a coffin. Cremation is a simpler process that also helps save floor space, unlike in the case of a burial.

How much is it to cremate someone? ›

How Much Does Cremation Cost? The average cremation cost is between $4,000 and $7,000 depending on the type of cremation. Direct cremation costs between $2,000 and $5,000. Funeral costs are rising and more people are turning to cremation instead of burials to save money.

How do you prepare a body for cremation? ›

How is the body prepared for cremation? Usually, the body is bathed, cleaned, and dressed before identification. There is no embalming unless you have a public viewing or you request it. Next, the technician removes jewelry or other items that you would like to keep.

What happens when someone dies with no money? ›

What happens if someone dies with no money or family? If someone dies with no money and no family who can pay for the funeral, the local council or hospital can arrange a Public Health Funeral (also known as a pauper's funeral). This usually takes the form of a short, simple cremation service.

Can you be cremated without a service? ›

A direct cremation involves no funeral service. There is no viewing of the deceased or farewell ceremony conducted. Usually, there are no mourners present, although you can be present for the committal if you wish. No expensive coffin is required for direct cremation services.

What does a buried body look like after 1 year? ›

If you were able to view a body after one year of burial, you may see as little as the skeleton laid to rest in the soil or as much as the body still recognizable with all the clothes intact.

When a body is cremated what happens to the coffin? ›

What Happens to the Coffin During Cremation? Yes, the coffin is cremated along with the body and everything inside. The container the deceased is laid in before it's placed into the chamber is cremated along with the body. Once the coffin enters the crematorium, it is legally not allowed to be opened.

Who pays for funeral if no money? ›

If someone dies without enough money to pay for a funeral and no one to take responsibility for it, the local authority must bury or cremate them. It's called a 'public health funeral' and includes a coffin and a funeral director to transport them to the crematorium or cemetery.

How do I bury my parents with no money? ›

Here are some ideas for paying for a burial when you have no money.
  1. Medicaid Funeral Assistance.
  2. Look into Veteran Death Benefits.
  3. Seek Out Prepaid Funeral Plans.
  4. Look for Life Insurance Policies.
  5. Consider Donating the Body to Science.
  6. Ask for Donations.
  7. Consider Direct Cremation.
  8. Other Things to Consider.
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How long can a body stay in the morgue? ›

A few days after the death, the deceased person will need to be transported to a mortuary, where they can be kept in refrigerated conditions for around 4-6 weeks.

Is it painful when the soul leaves the body? ›

He said, “When the soul leaves the body, it can take a long time or it can happen very quickly. No matter how, it is painful. It is painful for the one who is dying, and it is painful for those who are left behind. The separation of the soul from the body, that is the ending of life.

What happens to the soul 40 days after death? ›

It is believed that the soul of the departed remains wandering on Earth during the 40-day period, coming back home, visiting places the departed has lived in as well as their fresh grave. The soul also completes the journey through the Aerial toll house finally leaving this world.

How long can you keep ashes in an urn? ›

In an urn. Cremains can last for a very long time in an urn, as long as the urn has a strong seal. It's actually not uncommon for archaeologists to find cremated remains from people who lived over a thousand years ago.

Can you feel cremation? ›

When someone dies, they don't feel things anymore, so they don't feel any pain at all.” If they ask what cremation means, you can explain that they are put in a very warm room where their body is turned into soft ashes—and again, emphasize that it is a peaceful, painless process.

Why is cremation good? ›

While not considered as eco-friendly as green burial or natural burial, or even alkaline hydrolysis, cremation has long been considered better for the environment since a traditional funeral usually involves the use of a formaldehyde-based embalming fluid, as well as the obvious need for land use when burying a casket ...

What are the pros and cons of being cremated? ›

Both options have their advantages and drawbacks.
  • Cremation Pros and Cons.
  • PRO: It's less expensive. ...
  • PRO: It's more flexible. ...
  • PRO: It's portable. ...
  • PRO: You can put the deceased to rest anywhere. ...
  • CON: Cremations aren't available everywhere. ...
  • CON: Agreement is more difficult. ...
  • PRO: Burials are more widely acceptable.

Do you have clothes on when you are cremated? ›

Cremation of a body can be done with or without clothing. Typically, if there has been a traditional funeral (with the body) present, the deceased will be cremated in whatever clothing they were wearing.

Can you go to heaven if you were cremated? ›

No matter what a person's preference is, from the Christian perspective, cremation does not prevent one from going to Heaven. So there's no need to worry, if God can create life from dust, surely he can restore life from ashes.

What religion does not believe in cremation? ›

Jehovah's Witnesses and Cremation

Members of the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society, known as Jehovah's Witnesses, differ from many other Christians in that they believe in spiritual rather than physical resurrection. They do not believe that they will have a body if they are resurrected.

Is it illegal to scatter ashes? ›

Many people now prefer to scatter the ashes of their loved one in a location that meant something to them. While there are no national laws restricting the scattering of ashes of the deceased over land, you would need the permission of landowners if you're considering scattering them on private land.

How many bodies are cremated at once? ›

Only one body can be cremated at once, and all cremated remains must be cleared from the cremation chamber before another cremation can begin. These standards do mean that you may have little input into any 'customization' of a cremation process.

How long does a cremation take? ›

From start to finish, a cremation takes about 5-6 hours. The ashes are generally available within a day or two. You can make arrangements through the funeral director or the crematorium for the remains to be buried in the crematorium's garden of remembrance or placed in a columbarium wall.

Can you touch a body at a funeral? ›

If you have an adult with you at the funeral home, it is ok to touch a dead body, and you will not get in trouble. You are naturally curious, and sometimes when you see and touch a dead body it helps you answer your questions. Remember to be gentle and have an adult help you.

Which part of human body does not burn in fire? ›

Quite often the peripheral bones of the hands and feet will not be burned to such a high intensity as those at the centre of the body, where most fat is located.

Why do they cover the legs in a casket? ›

Though covering the legs during a funeral is a unique burial ritual, in reality, it stems from your preferences in holding the ceremony for the deceased. All caskets do not cover legs, and you can plump for a half-couch(half open) or full-couch(full open) one, depending on how you wish to show the body in the casket.

How can I leave money to my son but not his wife? ›

Set up a trust

One of the easiest ways to shield your assets is to pass them to your child through a trust. The trust can be created today if you want to give money to your child now, or it can be created in your will and go into effect after you are gone.

What is a death grant? ›

Pension credit members

If you die after receiving a pension credit and before reaching age 75*, a death grant may be payable. Generally speaking, the death grant is equal to 5 times the pension less the amount already paid.

Does Social Security pay for funeral? ›

Does Social Security Pay for Funeral Expenses? Social Security may provide a death payment that can be used toward funeral expenses, but it is unlikely to be a substantial amount. Your surviving spouse or child will receive a lump-sum payment of $255 if they meet certain requirements.

Can I be cremated without a coffin? ›

In principle, coffins aren't a legal requirement for cremation: a shroud or a coffin will do. In practice, however, you do usually need to be cremated in some kind of coffin, even if it's made of something very simple, like cardboard or wicker.

What is instant cremation? ›

Direct cremation is a disposition option in which the body is cremated in the days immediately following the death, without a funeral service beforehand. Direct cremation is the most economic (affordable) option for disposition.

What is a funeral called when no one attends? ›

What is an unattended funeral? An unattended funeral is a funeral that isn't witnessed by the family and friends of the person who died. Instead, the cremation or burial takes place privately at the crematorium or burial ground. This can either be handled by a funeral director or direct cremation specialist.

What type of funeral is cheapest? ›

Consider Direct Burial

The least expensive burial option that most funeral homes offer is a direct burial. In this case, the body is interred soon after death without ceremony or embalming.

What's the cheapest funeral cost? ›

A direct burial is the funeral director's least expensive burial option. The cost will range depending on the funeral home, but it is fair to say that a direct burial can be arranged for in the region of $1,200 to $1,600.

What is the average funeral cost in the United States? ›

Cost of a Funeral: The national median cost of a funeral with a viewing and burial in 2021 was approximately $7,848 while the median cost of a funeral with cremation was approximately $6,971.

How long does a coffin last in the ground? ›

If the coffin is sealed in a very wet, heavy clay ground, the body tends to last longer because the air is not getting to the deceased. If the ground is light, dry soil, decomposition is quicker. Generally speaking, a body takes 10 or 15 years to decompose to a skeleton.

How long does a body last in a coffin? ›

By 50 years in, your tissues will have liquefied and disappeared, leaving behind mummified skin and tendons. Eventually these too will disintegrate, and after 80 years in that coffin, your bones will crack as the soft collagen inside them deteriorates, leaving nothing but the brittle mineral frame behind.

What happens to a body after 10 years? ›

After 10 Years In A Coffin, Here's What Happens To Your Body - YouTube

Can you wake up during cremation? ›

Direct cremations typically don't allow for a viewing, visitation, or wake beforehand. Most families will schedule a memorial service at a later date for friends and family to pay their respects.

What does the Bible say about cremation? ›

The Bible neither favors nor forbids the process of cremation. Nevertheless, many Christians believe that their bodies would be ineligible for resurrection if they are cremated. This argument, though, is refuted by others on the basis of the fact that the body still decomposes over time after burial.

What happens when the curtains close at a cremation? ›

The curtains at the crematorium are symbolic and signify the point at which the coffin is committed to be cremated – The 'Committal' Earth to Earth, Ashes to Ashes, Dust to Dust. They signify the finality of the departure of the deceased. Different crematoria will use different methods to provide this symbolic gesture.

What is the cheapest alternative to a funeral? ›

Cremation

Cremation is far more affordable than a traditional funeral. Its costs are often 10% of what you'd expect to pay for a conventional burial. That's why over 53% of Americans now choose cremation. Cremation involves placing the deceased within a cremation container.

What is the cheapest funeral option? ›

Consider Direct Burial

The least expensive burial option that most funeral homes offer is a direct burial. In this case, the body is interred soon after death without ceremony or embalming.

Can you be cremated without a service? ›

A direct cremation involves no funeral service. There is no viewing of the deceased or farewell ceremony conducted. Usually, there are no mourners present, although you can be present for the committal if you wish. No expensive coffin is required for direct cremation services.

Can you do a DIY cremation? ›

If you're arranging the cremation yourself without the support of a funeral provider, they may be able to care for the deceased until the day of the service. They'll also be able to provide a medical death certificate.

Is it OK to not have a funeral service? ›

It's perfectly acceptable to not have a funeral. There's no legal requirement for you to have one — it's up to you how you'd like to be memorialized.

What is the green alternative to cremation? ›

Aquamation, also known as alkaline hydrolysis, resomation, liquid cremation, biocremation or water cremation, is a process in which the body of a deceased person is broken down by water and chemicals.

How can you avoid high funeral costs? ›

Here are 7 ways to save on funeral expenses:
  1. Comparison shop online. ...
  2. Skip embalming. ...
  3. Decline the “gasketed casket” ...
  4. Opt for wood if it's a direct cremation. ...
  5. Buy a casket or urn elsewhere. ...
  6. Consider a home funeral. ...
  7. Donate to a medical school.
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What is a funeral called when no one attends? ›

What is an unattended funeral? An unattended funeral is a funeral that isn't witnessed by the family and friends of the person who died. Instead, the cremation or burial takes place privately at the crematorium or burial ground. This can either be handled by a funeral director or direct cremation specialist.

Is it cheaper to have a funeral during the week? ›

The day of the week affects the costs of funerals

Having a service on a Saturday is usually more expensive than having one during the week. Having one on a Sunday (which around 1 in 3 crematoria offer) can be even more expensive than Saturday services. The costs are higher because of higher demand.

Do you have clothes on when you are cremated? ›

Cremation of a body can be done with or without clothing. Typically, if there has been a traditional funeral (with the body) present, the deceased will be cremated in whatever clothing they were wearing.

Is direct cremation a good idea? ›

Essentially, a direct cremation is a low-cost cremation, much simpler than the traditional service. It is often a good option for those who may struggle to fund a bigger service, since by their nature they eliminate many of the costs normally associated with a funeral.

How is a body prepared for cremation? ›

The cremation process for humans takes between 1.5 and 2 hours. The body is placed in a retort, which is then heated to between 1400 and 1800 degrees Fahrenheit. At this temperature, the body burns, and the bones turn to ash. After the body has been cremated, the ashes are placed in an urn and returned to the family.

Do I need a coffin to be cremated? ›

In principle, coffins aren't a legal requirement for cremation: a shroud or a coffin will do. In practice, however, you do usually need to be cremated in some kind of coffin, even if it's made of something very simple, like cardboard or wicker.

What is the most basic funeral? ›

A simple funeral is an attended service at a local crematorium, without the expense of a hearse. This means the coffin will be resting in the chapel, ready for you to arrive and celebrate their life.

Can you cremate someone in your garden? ›

Natural burial in fields or woodland areas, burial at sea, and even burial in private land (a family farm, or even the deceased's own back yard) are permissible options. Cremation, however, can only take place in a licensed crematorium.

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