If you need to plan the funeral of a close friend or family member you could be shocked at the costs. In fact, according to the National Funeral Directors Association, the median cost for a funeral today is a little over $8500, and it is not uncommon to spend $10,000 or more. However, when you come to West Coast Cremation and Burial Services, we can show you options like direct cremation in San Diego. Here are some of the benefits it has to offer.
Defining Direct Cremation
If you have a typical funeral for a loved one, the body is taken to a mortuary or funeral service and goes through an embalming process. In California, embalming (or refrigeration) is required by law if the body does not go through final disposition within a day (24 hours).
Most funerals include a wake (viewing), and it is usually on the evening before the burial ceremony. This requires a casket and cosmetic services for the body. After the burial ceremony, the deceased and close family members are transported to the burial site.
With direct cremation in San Diego, the body is cremated after the required 48 hour period. There is no need for embalming, casket, and many other services required for funerals.
Direct cremation provides several benefits, and the most important benefit is cost. You avoid many fees associated with standard funerals. West Coast Cremation and Burial Services offer affordable, simple cremation plans as low as $699, along with mandatory fees.
For many people today, their final wishes include no fanfare or hassles. Direct cremation is the best option. It is also one of the most eco-friendly options available today. To learn more about our cremation services in San Diego, please feel free to call us any time of the night or day at 1-888-691-8746. We are here to help you through difficult times.