Cremation Pre-Planning – 8 questions that people ask

1) What is pre-planning for a cremation?

Pre-planning for your final arrangements defines your choice of final disposition and eliminates the uncertainty that your loved ones may have. Pre-planning also locks in the price at todays cost and protecting you from rising cost generally associated with funeral services.

2) What are the benefits of pre-planning for cremation?

Your end of life wishes will be your decision and will be documented.
The financial responsibility will be fulfilled.
Helps ease the burden on your family.
Helps your family and friends grieve with out the stress of making these decisions at the time of death.

3) Why should I pre-plan? I know I want to be cremated.

If you have made the decision that you want to be cremated, then pre-planning for your cremation will ensure your wishes will be honored. In addition to honoring your wishes, pre-planning can relieve your loved ones of this responsibility during a difficult time.

4) What are the cremation pre-planning options available?

Since pre-planning is for the living, you can control how much or how little you want to spend. This being the case, you will be presented with the option to pre- pay, select cremation container or casket, select a cremation urn or simply be cremated and have your cremains scattered at sea. You will be able to make the decision that fits your final wishes.

5) How much will it cost to pre-plan my cremation?

The cost of cremation differs from one provider to the next, there are providers who charge more for a cremation when you pre-plan. You should research your options and choose a cremation provider who charges the same for pre-planning your cremation as they do if a death occurred today and there were no pre-arrangements.

6) How do I get information about pre-planning for cremation?

If you are in the early stages of research, please feel free to give us a call at (727) 507-0397 with any questions or concerns you may have. If you prefer, you can email us any questions you have and we will reply to your email within 24 hours.

7) Who do I contact to pre-plan my cremation?

If you want to pre-plan for your cremation today, please contact Beacon Direct Cremation to schedule an appointment with one of our directors. You can call us at (727) 507-0397, email us or stop by our office.

8) Can we use your services if we don’t pre-plan with Beacon Direct Cremation?

Yes, you do not have to pre-plan with any cremation service provider in order to use their services. If you are being told this, it is generally by a commissioned sales person who wants you to enter into a contract at the higher cost of pre-planning with them vs. the current cost if death has already occurred.

Our Direct Cremation includes

  • Transportation from place of death to our family owned crematory
    (Your loved one never leaves our care)
  • Basic Alternative Cremation Container
  • Care and Refrigeration of your loved one
  • Securing all required authorizations
  • Filing the Death Certificate
  • Notifying Social Security Administration
  • Assisting with newspaper notices
  • Cremation performed by certified crematory professional
  • Cremated remains are returned to you in a simple container

Additional charges that may apply

  • Certified Copies of Death Certificate (fees vary by County)
  • Medical Examiner Fee (if required, varies by County)
  • Newspaper Notices (fee charged)
  • Permanent Urn or Other Merchandise you may select