Deciding whether you would like a burial or a cremation is a very important decision.
Some people are certain of what they would prefer when the time comes, yet for others they still need to consider all of their options. We will never pressure you into opting for one choice over another and we will always make it clear what fees are involved so you can make an informed decision and don’t have any unexpected costs after the funeral that you hadn’t budgeted for.
Some useful points to consider are:
- Cremation is usually the cheaper option to burial however you should still remember that you will be left with a set of ashes, so it is also important to consider what you may want to do with those ashes later on as this could incur extra costs – (see options for ashes – below)
- If you want a traditional burial it is worth remembering that you do not own the plot and they are generally ‘leased’ to you for a set amount of years. Plots from Hull City Council are leased for a minimum of 10 years up to a maximum of 100 years. The rules for burials in East Riding cemeteries for example may differ slightly and we can offer further information regarding this where necessary.
- Natural or Woodland burials are becoming an increasingly popular option nowadays and there are a number of different sites all over the North East with varying prices, options and rules. These sites are all open for visitors so if this is something you are interested in, please do visit them. If you would like to know anything more regarding green funerals please click here or contact us.
After a cremation – Options for ashes
There are a number of different options available for what to do with a loved one’s ashes and we are here to help you to understand all your choices and any associated costs.
Commonly we might think of scattering ashes in a favourite place or keeping them close to us at home and these choices are indeed still very popular. However, there are also many other options available nowadays to offer a unique or lasting memory of your loved one. Maybe you may want to have the ashes buried in a garden of remembrance? Have a bespoke piece of jewellery crafted? Or shoot them into the sky in an amazing firework display?
We are here to help you to find the right tribute to your loved one so please contact us if you would like more information or click here to find out about our urns and ashes caskets for a variety of different uses.