Difference between a traditional, simple funeral and a simple cremation?

You may have seen that your chosen funeral home offers both traditional and simple funerals and in other cases such as Boinita simple cremation. But what do these terms mean and what is the real difference between these options? Let’s see…

What is the difference between traditional and simple funerals?

A simple funeral is a more economical and simpler approach to a traditional funeral. While traditional funerals include many of the standard services you might expect a funeral home to provide, simple funerals omit the less essential services and provide you with the most important ones in a lower cost format.

What that means in practice will depend on your funeral home (they will have their own way of doing things), but below we detail what you can generally expect from traditional and simple funerals.

What is a traditional funeral?

A traditional funeral service tends to follow this structure:

  • Viewing: a period of 1-2 days during which the family can visit the deceased at the funeral home.
  • Service: a funeral service held at a place of worship, funeral home, crematory or graveside. This includes any other ceremony (depending on the religion).
  • Burial or cremation: After the service, burial or cremation will take place. In case of burial, friends and relatives may go in procession to the cemetery. The rental of a hearse and limousine to follow in the procession is usually included in a traditional funeral.

In addition, all these services are included:

  • All funeral home fees
  • Burial or cremation fees (including doctor’s fees)
  • Classic hearse or hearse
  • A wood veneer coffin
  • A chest of wooden ashes
  • A limousine
  • Celebrant / religious representative
  • A standard flower arrangement

How much does a traditional funeral cost?

The familiarity of a traditional funeral can offer much comfort and peace of mind at a difficult time. That said, the average cost of a traditional funeral in Mexico is $40,000 pesos or more. This can often be reduced by shopping around and finding the best funeral service that fits your budget.

What is a simple funeral?

Simple funerals have approximately the same structure as traditional funerals, but at a more affordable price. However, you may have to make some compromises:

  • The funeral home will generally choose the time and date of a simple funeral service. This means it will probably be early in the morning.
  • May not include after-hours pickup. You may have to wait until normal business hours before the deceased can be taken to the funeral home.
  • A less decorative casket or ashes container. A simple wooden coffin, for example.
  • There are no additional funeral cars or limousines. Close relatives usually make their way to and from the funeral.
  • Less or no flowers. Funeral homes offer smaller, less elaborate floral arrangements for simple funerals.
  • The wake may be held at home or at a friend’s home. This helps save on the cost of the venue and catering, especially if friends help by bringing food and drink.

In addition, all these services are included:

  • Funeral home fees
  • Burial or cremation fees (including doctor’s fees)
  • Hearses
  • A simple wooden coffin
  • A simple ash container

How much does a simple funeral cost?

Simple funerals are the cheapest and most basic type of funeral. A simple funeral usually costs around $20,000 pesos. Costs will vary depending on how simple the funeral really is and where it is located.

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What is a simple cremation?

The last option is the “direct” or simple cremation, which covers a cremation without a funeral service. Direct cremation in particular is becoming increasingly popular: At Boinita we pick up the person who has passed away, and the cremation is performed without anyone present. The ashes are then returned to the family within a few hours, who can then hold their own memorial service as they see fit.

This service includes:

  • Crematorium fees
  • Transportation of your loved one
  • Cremation
  • A beautiful wooden urn
  • The return of the ballot box to your home
  • Formalities and taxes

How much does a simple cremation cost?

Simple cremations are the least expensive funeral service and one of the most requested. This service in Boinita costs only $ 6,499 pesos. And it is a fixed price with no extra charge. For more information go to Boinita‘s home page.

When it comes to the type of service you would like yourself, if you have strong feelings either way, your best option is to take out a funeral plan or life insurance and specify within it whether you want a simple, traditional service or a simple cremation.

Remember that Boinita is a Simple Cremation Service without a Funeral Service with the guarantee of the best price and service.

At Boinita we can take care of the cremation of your loved one. Then, once we have returned the ashes to you, you can arrange a simple memorial service that is perfect for you and your family.

For more information about our service go to http://boinita.com

Boinita offers Single Cremation services without a Funeral Service, with a fixed price and 24-7 customer service. Boinita is located in the metropolitan areas of Aguascalientes, Cancun, Hermosillo, Merida and San Luis Potosi.

In Pet Cremation Services we are located in the cities of Aguascalientes, Cancun, Chihuahua, Ciudad Juarez, Leon, Merida, Puebla, San Luis Potosi, Tijuana and Toluca.