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The pros & cons of a
Direct Cremation

Here at Stag Cremations we are very aware that deciding whether
to have a Direct Cremation or Pure Cremation is a big decision.
To help you with your choice we have listed some pros and cons

to having a Simple Cremation below.

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Pros and Cons to having a Direct Cremation/Simple Funeral



1. Cost-effective: Direct cremation tends to be more affordable compared to traditional funeral services that involve additional costs including coffin, flowers, funeral cars, funeral service, religious/non-religious leader. Direct Cremation, Simple cremation or a Pure Cremation as it is sometimes called typically involves only the cremation process and does not include additional services, making it a cost-effective option for families.

2. Simplicity: Direct cremation is a simple and straightforward process. It typically involves the cremation of the person who has died body without any formal funeral service or viewing, which can be appealing to families who prefer a more minimalistic approach or who do not want a traditional
funeral service.

3. Flexibility: With direct cremation, families have the flexibility to plan a memorial service or celebration of life at a later time or at a location of their choosing. This allows for more flexibility in scheduling and can accommodate the needs and preferences of the family and friends of the person who has died.


1. Lack of viewing or funeral service: Simple cremations do not typically include a viewing or formal funeral service, which may be a disadvantage for some families who value these traditional rituals as part of their grieving process or cultural/religious beliefs.

2. Limited time for goodbyes: Direct cremation may not allow for an extended period of time for family and friends to say their goodbyes to the person who has died, as the body is
usually cremated shortly after death. This may be a drawback for those who want more time to grieve or say their farewells.

3. Emotional impact: Direct cremation may not provide the same level of emotional closure for some families compared to a traditional funeral service, as it lacks the same ceremonial aspects and opportunities for mourning and remembrance.

4. Cultural/religious considerations: Direct cremation may not be aligned with the cultural or religious beliefs of some families or communities, which may prioritise traditional
burial or specific funeral customs.

It's important to consider your own personal preferences, budget, cultural/religious beliefs, and the wishes of the person who has died, if known, when deciding whether direct cremation is the right
option for you and your family.

At Stag Cremations we understand that this is a big decision to make and so you are very to call us on our freephone number 0800 12 999 01 and speak with either Holly or Lizzie to find out more
about what can be done so that you have the type of service that’s right for you and your loved ones.

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