Should I choose burial or cremation?
If your loved one had a strong preference they would, in all likelihood, have let you know before they died. If they didn’t, the choice is yours – it is not something you should worry about unnecessarily.
To help you make your decision you might think about who the deceased was in life—for example, did they love the countryside in which case maybe you’d like to consider a natural burial?
Do you want to be able to visit a grave? If so then a burial might be a suitable option. If you live many miles away and won’t be in a position to regularly visit or tend a grave, then maybe cremation is for the best.
The cost of burial should be considered – graves can be very expensive and the cost can run to several thousand pounds.
If you are thinking of a burial in the Croydon area, then you should budget for around £4,000. If you are thinking of a cremation, then you should budget for around £3,000.