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Paying Now Might Mean Cremation Services

cremation services in St. Charles, MO

Many people who have decided to plan their final services in advance also want to pay for those services ahead of time. This is a great idea all the way around. If you plan your final services, your family knows just what you want and they don’t have to guess. They also don’t have to make plans when they are already struggling with grief. When you pay ahead, you get today’s prices instead of whatever they might be in the future. And you are able to save your family that burden as well. When you look at your budget for the process, you might land on cremation services in St. Charles, MO.

Cremation services are always going to be the less expensive avenue to take. When you look at the process and what goes into it, it makes sense. With a traditional burial, you would have to be embalmed, most likely. With cremation, you don’t. You can cut that cost right out of the bottom line. With traditional burial, you need a grave. With cremation, you can be buried, but even if you go that route, the grave is much smaller and less costly. IF you decide against burial, you can cut the grave and headstone completely out of the costs. And with traditional burial, you need a casket. With cremation, there’s no casket needed and you can get an inexpensive urn or let the cremation provider utilize the simple container they offer with their packages.

Once you decide that you want to plan and pay for your final services ahead of time, you will then have to decide what you can afford. If you are okay with either route, look at the bottom line and you will see that you can save quite a bit, even thousands of dollars, by going with cremation. It’s possible that at this point in your life, that’s all you can afford. And that’s okay. Cremation is a completely honorable, acceptable method. Once you put the plans into place, you can tell your family about the option you have chosen so they are used to the idea by the time the plan needs to be used.

Those who can afford either often still choose cremation because of the lower cost. That’s often because they would rather their money be passed on to their family than use it on an expensive service. They stick with something on the simple side and their money goes to what they feel is a better use.

If you are ready to plan cremation services in St. Charles, MO, think about paying in advance as well. IT takes another burden from your family and you save a lot of money over whatever the costs may be in the future. The professionals at St. Louis Cremation are here to help with whatever process you choose. We want you to have the information you need to make the right decisions for your situation, whatever that might be. Visit us online for details at


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