When a loved one passes, one of the toughest decisions you need to take is whether to cremate or bury your loved one. This can be a tough choice if you’re not aware of both systems.

Cremation is disposing of the body through heat by turning it into ashes. Burial is the process of placing the body inside the grave in the ground. To help you with cremation and burials in Aberdeen, you can contact professional funeral directors.

Based on your religious beliefs and traditions, the funeral directors will arrange your best option.

What is the difference between a cremation and a burial?

Choice of viewing your loved one

Cremation will not allow you to embalm the body. If you choose to embalm a body to cope with a difficult loss, then burial is a better option for you. This allows the family, close friends and relatives to pay their respects and allows them to spend time with your loved one by remembering the loved one for the last time. So, if you’re planning for embalming, then a burial service is recommended.

Restoring of ashes

Losing a loved one is a painful experience. If you want to restore their ashes, then burial is not the option for you. Under such circumstances, cremation is the best option. During cremation, the body is burnt, and ashes are collected. You can scatter the ashes in a significant location related to them.

Opportunity to conduct a funeral service

Are you planning to hold a funeral service for your loved one? This can be consoling for the grieving family. You can easily arrange a funeral with a cremation. However, a burial will not allow you to arrange a funeral service. Hence, the choice depends on the personal preferences of the family members.

Affordable option

If you’re looking for an affordable option, cremation is better than burial. You might have to bear some additional cremation charges, but the overall cost is low compared to the expenses that you might have to bear for a burial.

Instant service

Passing of a loved one is an emotionally distressing event. Many families prefer to complete the last rites quickly. Cremation is the best option if you want to complete the process quickly. Burials are time-consuming and will elevate the grieving process further.

At Victoria Funeral Home Ltd, we understand how difficult it can be to deal with the passing of a loved one. Contact us for dignified funeral services.