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Why Do So Many Families Choose Cremations Over Burials?

Published: May 17, 2021
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It’s never easy to have a loved one pass away. But finding the right provider of funeral and cremation services in Tacoma can make the planning process a little easier. There was a time when the vast majority of families planned funerals and casket burials. Things have changed, however, to the extent that more people plan cremations than burials.

If you find yourself in the position of having to plan a body disposition, should you consider a cremation service? Here’s a look at some of the main reasons people plan cremations rather than burials. You just might find that a cremation makes the most sense for you and your family.


One of the main reasons – if not the main reason – that people arrange cremations is that they happen to be a lot less expensive than funerals with casket burials. In fact, the difference in cost might actually surprise you. You can see for yourself by looking at a funeral home’s general price list. This important document will show you all the final service packages – funerals and cremations – that the funeral home offers. Just as importantly, it will show the costs involved. It won’t take you long to see that cremations are less expensive than funerals. So if you and your family are particularly price-conscious, you’ll want to explore the cremation services options.

Relatively Easy to Plan 

Another tip why many people opt to plan cremations for their deceased loved ones is that the process is easier than it is to plan a funeral service and casket burial. Cremation is a simpler process as far as body dispositions are, and this makes for a simpler planning process. When families are grieving losses, they often appreciate a more streamlined planning process. So cremations make more sense to families who want to make things easier.

Plenty of Options for Cremated Remains

Another reason many people plan cremations rather than burials is that they like the options they’ll have for the cremated remains. You can scatter the ashes, get cremation jewelry, bury the urn, get a cremation bench, place the urn in a columbarium, and much more. If you need more suggestions, ask the funeral director who helps you plan the final service. They’ll be able to help you figure out the perfect way to memorialize your deceased loved one.

Do you want to plan a final service with a provider of cremation services? We specialize in helping people who need to plan body dispositions. So when you’re ready to work with a death care services provider that will help you plan a funeral or a cremation, get in touch for the help you need. We’re committed to providing quality funeral service expectations and caring service to the families of Covington, Kent, Auburn, and surrounding areas in the state. As part of our commitment, we are available to answer your questions 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Don’t hesitate to reach out for the help you need. 

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