When you choose cremation services in Phoenix, AZ, you are still giving yourself (in the future) everything you need, but you get to cut out a lot of things that you would have to have for a traditional funeral and burial service. A lot of the reason why cremation is so much cheaper than a traditional burial is because of the things you are able to cut out of the process. Here are some of the things that you just don’t have to have for a cremation that you would have to have for a burial.

A Casket

When you decide you want cremation, you don’t have to have a casket for your burial. Caskets can come in a variety of cost ranges, but they all have a cost to them, and when you use cremation, there’s no use for any of the caskets at all. You can buy an urn, if you want, or you can use the simple container the funeral home provides for you instead.

A Burial Plot

When you are cremated, there’s not a burial requirement. While you can move forward with burial in an urn garden within a cemetery, you don’t have to. You don’t have to buy a big plot in the cemetery, for sure. These plots are often at a premium as some cemeteries have little room left. You can cut that out of the cremation prices when you decide to scatter ashes, have them kept in a family home, or something else of that nature.


If you aren’t having a visitation or funeral for yourself in the future, you also don’t have to go through the embalming process. Embalming is a process that funeral home professionals go through using chemicals to preserve the body for these services. Without the use of a visitation or funeral service, there’s no need for this costly procedure.


Since there’s no necessity of burial after a cremation service, there’s also no necessity of a headstone to mark the grave. If you are scattered somewhere or your family keeps your remains in an urn in their home, you don’t have to have a headstone at all. These markers can be costly and cutting that cost out can be a nice boost to your budget.


When you are cremated, there’s no necessity of any other services at all. If you don’t want a memorial or anything else, there doesn’t have to be one. And cutting out the extra services will cut back on prices as well.

While traditional funerals and burials add up quickly, a lot of their necessities can be cut out for a simple cremation service in Phoenix, AZ if that is what you want for yourself in the future. If you are looking into process and options, the professionals at Thompson Funeral Chapel are here to help. Give us a call and we can set up a time for you to come in and see us in person to talk through the package choices.

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