There is no one right way to arrange your loved one’s cremation. If your state law allows it, there is no reason you need to work with a traditional funeral director if you prefer not to. However, it’s in your—and your family’s—best interests to weigh the decision carefully before choosing your next steps.
It’s especially important to note that you can still enjoy many of the benefits of working with a funeral director without the costs or restrictions of a traditional funeral home’s services by working with the right direct cremation provider.
Direct cremation: an alternative to traditional funeral services
Direct cremation is as simple as it sounds. Instead of paying premium prices for an elaborate funeral package, you’ll pay a low, upfront fee for cremation without a service. This allows you to forego a memorial service altogether if you wish, or arrange one on your own according to your preferences and budget.
Though all cremation providers must be trained and licensed to carry out basic crematory operations, the majority of direct cremation providers do not specifically hire funeral directors. At Tulip Cremation, however, our service includes the guidance of a licensed funeral director at no extra charge. Our director coordinates all cremation arrangements and ensures that you and your family feel supported and respected at every stage of our process, while still allowing families the flexibility to choose their own memorial services.
Our Family Care Team, led by the director, will walk you through each step, and can be reached online or by phone anytime you need to talk. With Tulip, you get the best of both worlds: a straightforward, affordable, and flexible service you can trust, backed by expert knowledge and support from a Care Team that will always put you and your family first.
Tulip Cremation provides an affordable, transparent direct cremation service that includes collection of your loved one, preparation, cremation, and return of your loved one’s ashes to any U.S. postal address. Our Family Care Team is available to provide support and expert guidance anytime you need us. Call us at (844) 942-4909 to get started, or arrange online quickly and easily with just a few clicks of the mouse.