A direct cremation is a cremation with no funeral service, no ceremony performed beforehand, and no attendees. The ashes will be returned to the family to do with as they wish. Direct cremation is often the cheapest option offered by funeral directors.Direct cremations are becoming increasingly popular, thanks to the likes of David Bowie who chose it as a no-fuss farewell.If you’re interested in a direct cremation, read below to find out if it could be right for you and your funeral wishes.
A direct cremation is the term used in the funeral industry for the quickest and simplest cremation available. It's a cremation with no funeral service, or ceremony performed beforehand.It’s sometimes also known as a basic cremation, cremation without ceremony, or simple cremation.After death, the body goes straight to the crematorium to be cremated usually in a very simple, plain coffin. After the cremation, the remains are returned to the loved ones, to be kept or scattered according to their wishes.