What Is Direct Cremation? And Everything You Need To Know – Titan Casket

Things You Need To Know About Direct Cremation

Things You Need To Know About Direct Cremation

Key Insights

  • Direct Cremations avoid the memorial or funeral service.
  • Direct Cremations avoid the cost of a burial service.
  • You can be contained in any flammable container as long as it is not made of metal.
  • Cremation ashes are distributed to the deceased's family after the cremation process.

If you are interested in a shorter, inexpensive way of handling your loved one’s remains, you may consider a cremation. Moreover, if you are eager to avoid a memorial or funeral service, there may be a specific type of cremation that fits the bill– a direct cremation. Here, the cremation ashes are retrieved without a funeral process proceeding it. Whether you use a cremation urn to contain the ashes or opt for a  cremation ash burial after is entirely up to you. 

What Is A Direct Cremation?

At a direct funeral cremation, the body of the deceased must be transferred directly from their place of death to the crematory house. After this, the body is stripped of any external ornaments or medical objects. There are no other preparations for the body. It is seamlessly  moved through the cremation process, which is completed in a few days.  No funeral service is performed before the cremation, saving you time, effort and money. There are, however, a few tasks that may need to be completed— a short service held at the funeral home, securing the death certificate and collecting the ashes of your loved one. In some cases, additional fees are added to the cremation service. These charges may be attributed to purchasing a cremation urn or the small service conducted. If your loved one requires additional adjustments or equipment during their cremation process, costs may be adjusted, keeping this in mind.

When To Consider A Direct Cremation?

You must opt for a direct creation if you want to avoid a memorial service or funeral service and wish to have a straightforward, low-cost, time-bound swift cremation. 

What Happens To A Casket After Cremation?

What Do You Need For A Direct Cremation?

  • Non-metallic container: Note that the container that goes with the body into the cremation furnace must be combustible. Additionally, it must not have any metallic finishes, as that will make it challenging to convert the remains into fine ash. If you do not wish to use a container, you may pass the body through, shrouded. 
  • Paperwork: Each state has varied paperwork. You must give 24-48 hours out to complete this before you can get started with the cremation. The next of kin is required to fill up a Cremation Authorization Form to issue a cremation permit. The permit is handed over from the county in which the person died.

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