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Can anyone turn up to a funeral?
A funeral service is an opportunity for family, friends and acquaintances to pay their respects to the person who has died. It is generally open to anyone who wishes to attend, though the family may state it’s a private service, in which case it’s exclusively for family members and close friends.
What happens if someone doesn’t want a funeral?
Maybe you don’t want a traditional funeral held in a funeral home, but you still want some of the same aspects of a funeral. If that’s the case, you can request that your family and friends hold a memorial service. It can be as similar to or different from a traditional funeral as you wish.
Why would someone choose not to have a funeral?
Usually, the lack of funeral is in lieu of a “celebration of life”, a more cheerful event such as a beach party or social function. This event might be held weeks or even months after the cremation. However, some families opt for a direct cremation for financial reasons.
Can funerals be beautiful?
Have you ever been to a really good funeral? A good funeral is one that, even though you may be heartbroken over the death, is also beautiful, meaningful, and uplifting. It’s the kind of funeral you remember, even years later, because it was the perfect tribute to someone very special.
What is the least expensive way to have a funeral?
A funeral home’s least expensive option is a direct burial, in which the body is buried soon after death, with no embalming or visitation.
- A Federal Trade Commission pamphlet says:
- Cremation can be a cheaper alternative to burial.
- Only a couple dozen “natural burial grounds” around the country accept shrouded bodies.
Is it legal to be burned on a funeral pyre?
Open-air cremations, known as funeral pyres, are uncommon and even illegal in some countries, particularly in the Western World, because it is considered taboo. Crestone, Colorado is the only place where open-air cremations are legal in the United States.
How long does a funeral pyre take to burn?
Funeral pyres can reach up to 800 degrees celsius. It typically takes around five hours for the body to become ashes.
Is it legal to be burned at sea?
No. Only the disposal at sea of cremated human remains is authorized under the MPRSA general permit. Ocean dumping of medical wastes is prohibited under the MPRSA, and medical wastes cannot be mixed with cremated remains prior to burial under the general permit.