If you are in the process of planning a direct cremation service in Orlando, FL for a loved one, or for yourself in advance, there are certain questions you might have. You certainly aren’t alone. Many people who go through the planning process have the same questions. Getting answers can help you make the best decisions for yourself and your family. Here are some of the answers, along with the questions, to help you get started down whatever path is right for you.
Is Direct Cremation The Most Cost-Effective Route?
Yes. Cremation is the least expensive disposition method and of the types under the cremation umbrella, direct cremation is the most cost-effective and has the lowest bottom line. Much of this is because there are very few products and services that go into the process, which cuts back on the cost quite a bit.
How Long Does Cremation Take?
Once the cremation process begins, it takes only a few hours for the body to be turned into ash-like remains. The intense heat (not flames) reduces the body into its basic elements. The height and weight of the person can change how long it takes, but generally, it’s only a few hours.
What Do People Wear For Cremation?
Cremation can be done with people wearing a variety of things. They can be placed into a cremation casket with nothing on, with a cremation gown on, with an outfit of their family’s choosing, or something brand new the family has purchased. As long as there aren’t certain elements on the clothes (like metal or plastic), it can be worn for the process.
Can Family Members Watch Cremation?
Often, yes, but that all depends on the cremation provider you choose. To avoid confusion, ask upfront before you commit to a cremation with a certain provider and find out later the family cannot view the cremation, but really wants to.
What Are Cremated Remains Like?
Remains are ground down after the cremation process and look much like ashes from a fireplace. They are coarse, like sand, and range in color from white to gray. They generally weigh anywhere from 4-8 pounds, depending on the person’s height and weight.
What Cremation Container Does The Provider Use?
The provider will use whatever urn you choose for your loved one’s remains, if you’d like. Otherwise, they will provide you with a simple container, like a box, for the remains.
If you have more questions about cremation services in Orlando, FL, that’s perfectly understandable. Contact the professionals at Baldauff Family Funeral Home and Crematory by calling (386) 775-2101. Don’t hesitate in asking us anything and everything you want to know. You can also visit with us in person at 1233 Saxon Blvd, Orange City, FL. We’d be happy to take you on a tour of our facility and talk through any other details you want to clear up. We want you to get the cremation you need for your loved one or for yourself as part of final plans. We’re here to help you through the planning process and beyond.