Why Do Low Cost Funerals Exist?


The term ‘low cost funerals’ essentially does what is says on the tin and is also commonly known as a ‘no-frills funeral’. But the question we’re here to answer is why is a service like this is being offered by funeral directors?

There are many reasons that Fosters offer something like their lowest cost funeral. This is partly down to how much this would cost financially for families and, which we’re seeing more often, is that it falls in line with a newer customer demand for a swift, modern-day funeral. This means that the family can honour the individual in their own time and in their own way. This service has become more and more popular in the last 5-10 years and funeral directors have had to change and adapt to keep up with the times, which in a typically traditional industry, hasn’t been as easy as for some businesses.

A funeral is traditionally a big expense for any family or individual. This can involve a multitude of fees depending on how big or small they want the funeral to be and what is included in the package. The lowest cost funeral service that Fosters offer is called a direct cremation and by bringing in a lower cost type of funeral package this means that there something for more affordable for families. With this type of funeral there is no compromise on the high quality and care attention the individual gets, but the price is cheaper.

A ‘low cost funeral’ or a direct cremation, is the most basic and simplest cremation you can get and is an increasingly popular affordable alternative to a traditional funeral. This option is for people who want a no-frills funeral. Friends and family won’t be able to attend the cremation, however many choose to spend the money they have saved on a funeral on other things, like a private remembrance, a celebration or memorial.

As well as the cost element of the funeral, there is also the change in customer behaviours which fuels the need for a change in how the subject of funerals are viewed and carried out. In years gone by, a funeral would be arranged, and the mourners would arrive, dressed in black to attend a send-off at the place of worship. This would be followed by a graveside service and their loved one would be buried at their final resting place. Today, a funeral can be traditional, or it can be as unique as the person being remembered.

How many times have you heard stories about loved ones that have said “bury me in the back garden” or “I don’t care what happens to me when I’m dead!” This changing attitude has led the industry to provide a new innovative package to suit the demands of the individuals that it proudly represents.

If a direct cremation sounds like something that you would be interested in, contact a member of our expert team by calling 0800 121 8090.