When your loved one dies, one of the things that you need to handle is the final disposition of their body. You have two basic choices available to you. You can either have them buried, or you can have them cremated. Which choice you make comes down to personal preference and what your loved one wanted after their death. There are some things that might influence which choice you make, such as religion, but in general, the first two variables are the ones that are more important. If you are wavering over which option you want to go with, you might be wondering some of the reasons why you should go with cremation instead of something else. 


One reason that you might want to choose cremation is that it is generally less expensive than burial. There are several reasons for this, including the fact that if you are having a body cremated, you don't necessarily have to go with services like embalming, which can lower the price even more. If you are on a tight budget, this can be a good option for you to choose. 


If your loved one dies far from home or if their final resting spot is in a state far away from where they are living, then cremation can be a good choice. It's going to be easier to transport an urn of cremains than it is going to be to transport a body. Depending on where you live and where your loved one's remains are going, you may be able to work with a funeral home or crematory where your loved one lived and have them do the transportation or shipping of the cremains to you. It may take a few days or weeks, depending on distance and other variables, but it will make it easier on you in your time of grief. 


You may have various friends and family members who would like to have some of your loved one's cremains for their own personal memorial purposes. Cremains can be easy to share, and, depending on what kind of purpose the cremains are wanted for, the person you are giving them to may only need a small amount. 

If you have lost a loved one, then you may be the one who is in charge of the final disposition of their earthly remains. You have options, and cremation might be the best choice for you.