Do people choose cremation only to save money?

There are a number of reasons that cremation is increasingly becoming the first choice for final arrangements. While it is true that cremation is significantly less expensive than a traditional burial, other factors also influence the decision process. These factors include:

  • A growing acceptance of cremation, both from a secular and a religious standpoint
  • A population that is increasingly on the move, with less ties to tradition
  • A growing attitude toward cremation as a more environmentally responsible choice
  • Greater flexibility in memorialization options