Direct (Immediate) Burial
Most families are unaware Direct Burial is an option in funeral service, as many funeral homes simply don't mention this less profitable option. Designed for those preferring a simple, dignified, yet economical burial over cremation, Direct Burial avoids the expensive extras in funeral service, like embalming, dressing, cosmetics, hairstyling, open casket viewing, chapel services, funeral coach, flower van, limousines and escorts, none of which are required by law.
Direct Burial provides for the delivery of the casketed remains directly to the cemetery, with or without a graveside ceremony prior to interment. Families have the upgraded option of having a memorial service at any location without the casket present, prior to the cemetery interment, followed by a graveside service with the casket at the cemetery. This option can save families thousands of dollars.