What Do You Do When You Can’t Afford the Cost of a Lavish Service?
Call Legacy Cremation Services, serving the Metropolitan Government of TN.
Losing a loved one is inevitable, and we understand how devastating that can be. If you’re responsible for making the final arrangements, that can feel overwhelming.
You can’t anticipate what will go through your mind when a loss occurs.
Prepare yourself by talking with Legacy ahead of time.
We can help you learn about the benefits of cremation.
Legacy is the premiere cremation service provider in your area. Our professional staff is available around the clock to help you through every decision. One of the things we want you to know is that a burial service can require a lot of planning, at a time when you want to properly mourn your loved one — not to mention the expense. On the other hand, cremations are much more affordable and simpler to arrange, while still providing a meaningful way to honor your loved one. And Legacy cremation consultants have decades of experience helping to create unique final arrangements that are perfect for every family. It’s what we do.
You can be extravagant, traditional and formal if you want – no problem – or we can help you explore creative cremation alternatives.
Some financial details. A funeral can easily cost $10,000 or more, while a cremation service can save the family up to $7,000, especially when you eliminate the cost of a casket. Doesn’t it make sense to keep cremation costs low and use that money for the children and grandchildren? And doesn’t it make sense to let your family start the grieving process without incurring additional financial strain?
While funeral costs continually rise, there is a cremation package for everyone.
Direct cremation : the popular and economical option. This is one of the most economical options available at Legacy. With direct cremation, a Legacy cremation consultant arranges to transport the body from the location of death straight to the crematorium. An alternative container, made from combustible materials, is usually used. This will work for you if your beliefs do not require embalming or visitation prior to cremation. Of course, if you want to see the body before the cremation process, you can request this.
Cremation does not eliminate the possibility of a service. Legacy can help you arrange a meaningful memorial service AFTER the cremation. There are lots of unique options that will honor your religious beliefs, as well as your financial needs. A cremation service does not have to consist of a traditional church ceremony. It can be held at a community center or private club, or even at home if you have the room. Legacy will work with you to come up with the perfectly suitable and affordable option.
You can still purchase a casket and save. Generally, a casket is not needed if cremation is your choice for your loved one. However, there may be instances when it is desirable to have one. For example, if you are planning a funeral service, especially at a church, a coffin gives guests something concrete to look at. A casket may also add a sense of dignity to the proceedings, but it is entirely your choice. If you do want to buy a casket, a lower cost combustible alternative made from simple wood or sturdy cardboard can be used, instead of something ornate and costly.
Or you can rent a casket through Legacy!
They are visually appealing, and lend a certain dignity to the proceedings, but still cost much less.
Other cremation containers are also an option. You can purchase an urn with a solid lid from specialty urn companies, or you may choose a simple vase instead. A simple cardboard or plastic box may also suit your needs, especially if you plan to scatter the cremated remains. All of these options are available by talking to a Legacy cremation counselor.
The best alternative may not include a service at all. Your family can save quite a bit of money by scattering your loved one’s cremains at a favorite location, for example a field, a mountain top, a river, or a lake. Every time you visit that location, you will feel their presence. Legacy can help arrange any of these options, as well as a scattering of ashes in the ocean.
You might want to think about cremation pre-planning. Family-owned for two decades, Legacy always provides quality cremations at an exceptional value. However, pre-planned cremation arrangements offer a respectful way to alleviate the burden of making all those decisions at a critical time. And, costs are minimized. Residents can plan with today’s prices, rather than with a potentially higher future price.
Many people prefer to keep things simple and economical
for their families when they pass on.
Call Legacy Cremation Services serving the Metropolitan Government in TN.
We’ll talk you through it.