If you don’t like the idea of a funeral – a cheaper alternative is a direct cremation or a direct funeral, as they are known. It’s a simple cremation with no service and no one in attendance. The cremation takes place at a time and place to suit the funeral provider and if you choose, the ashes can be returned to your family for them to scatter or keep.
Your family can still choose to have a memorial service but at a time and place to suit them, not restricted by the usual format of a church or crematorium service.
Direct cremation may not be for everyone, so it’s important you talk to your family first; however it can offer a simple no fuss option that will also save money.