Affordable Funerals Cremation Vs Burial
The last thing we want to do is apply the word cheap to funerals & certainly doesn’t reflect the compassion and quality we deliver to every one of our Newhaven funerals.
That also doesn’t mean we are expensive.
We pride ourselves on providing affordable, quality funerals in Brisbane and the Gold Coast.
If you want the most affordable option, we recommend cremation rather than a burial.
In western countries, people are living longer, and the price of funerals is increasing, but Australia is one of the leading countries in adopting cremation as its preferred choice.
Why choose cremation rather than burial?
It’s more affordable
On average in Australia, a traditional burial service costs up to twice the price of a cremation service. That is a significant dollar saving which comes from not having to buy a plot of land nor the more elaborate preparations such as embalming which means smaller funeral directors’ fees.
There are more choices with cremation
It might sound unusual but with a cremation there are so many more and different options than the burial of a coffin (although people are looking for some of the more alternative funerals becoming available), For example:
- You are not restricted to a church or chapel of rest for the funeral service because ashes are portable. You can hold the service anywhere you like. There are also no time restrictions.
- You can keep your loved one at home with you, if you so wish, in a stylish urn we can provide.
- You can say goodbye in your own way, maybe by scattering the ashes in a favourite place.
More time to prepare
It can be a hassle to organise a funeral, to be able to find a time and place to suit everyone who wants to attend. There is more flexibility in arranging a cremation service and/or memorial/farewell service.
A unique service
When you choose a burial, so much is guided by the local priest or funeral director. The service is also somewhat formulaic with few personal touches.
With a cremation, not only is there more flexibility in timing and location, you are able to tailor the service to suit, add personal touches, and make your own unique service to say farewell.
At Newhaven funerals we pride ourselves on delivering the service you really want.
Contact us today for a quote, or just a chat about what you want for a funeral in Brisbane or Gold Coast.
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