Cremation only cost is the total amount paid for the cremation service or burial, not including the actual cremation. It can be difficult to know exactly how much one is paying for a cremation because most places will advertise a “buy now” price, however, it could simply mean a discounted rate. Some crematoriums have a reduced rate if a family has paid their invoice in full. Other places, however, will require a deposit before cremation can be guaranteed. It is best to be aware of all the costs ahead of time to prevent any surprises.
If a family is considering cremation because it is in lieu of burial, they should also take into consideration the cremation only cost of the service instead of just the burial price. A memorial service can be held in a local hall or at a cemetery and the cremation only charge for the cremation service charge alone. Families should ask if there are any additional fees for caskets, flowers, etc.
Some crematoriums will offer a discount for multiple cremations, so long as the family has paid their entire invoice in full. Families should consider asking if there are discounts for multiple cremations because it is a good way to cut down on the cost if it is going to be repeated. Any cremation service charge beyond the cremation service cost is the responsibility of the family. The cremation only cost does not include the funeral cost.