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A direct cremation funeral also known as an unattended cremation funeral is a modern and cost-effective alternative to a traditional cremation funeral service. It’s perfect for those who wish to remember their loved one in their own way with a private ceremony. The cremation takes place completely separately from a personal farewell that you may wish to hold.

What does a direct cremation include?

We carry out your wishes for a direct funeral service by ensuring that your loved one is given a dignified and respectful funeral with our high quality and standard of service. Find out more about how much our funeral packages in Dorset cost.

A direct and unattended cremation funeral service in Dorset with Douch Family Funeral Directors starts from £1,595 and is an entirely direct funeral service, with no mourners, family attending or ceremony. The package includes a vehicle to convey the person to our premises from their place of death. We care for the person until the direct cremation and attend to all necessary arrangements and paperwork. The remains can be dispersed in the Gardens of Remembrance in the Crematorium Grounds or collected within 28 days.

Can I hold a private ceremony?

Yes, you absolutely can arrange for a private ceremony. At Douch Family Funeral Directors, we understand the significance of saying your final goodbyes in a personalised manner. You are more than welcome to leverage our private ceremony rooms, specifically designed to facilitate intimate and private farewells. Our team is ready to help with additional service arrangements such as flowers, catering or service sheets to further customise the event.

Following an unattended funeral, you might be considering various ways to memorialise your loved one. We have a comprehensive guide available with various suggestions, ranging from scattering ashes at sea to transforming ashes into diamonds. You can also read our guide to find out suggestions on what to do with ashes after an unattended funeral.

For more detailed information on using our private ceremony rooms and planning a private ceremony, we strongly recommend discussing with your dedicated funeral director who can guide you through the process and answer any queries you may have.

If a direct cremation doesn’t sound right for you:

If you wish to have a different funeral service in Dorset, Douch Family Funeral Directors also offer traditional funerals, Douch chapel exclusive funerals and simple funerals. Read about the pre-paid funeral plans we offer.

Enquire about a direct cremation funeral in Dorset with Douch Family Funeral Directors by calling us on 01202 367 307 or by email [email protected]. Alternatively, you can fill out an online contact form and we will contact you. For additional support, contact your local branch to find out about joining one of our bereavement support groups across Dorset.

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Classic Funeral Package

Our 'Classic' funeral package in Dorset is tailored for those who prefer a more custo...

Starting at £2,866
Douch Exclusive

The 'Douch Exclusive' funeral package in Dorset covers the cost of funeral director s...

Starting at £2,414
Simple Funeral Package

Our 'Simple' funeral package in Dorset offers essential elements for a respectable fu...

Starting at £2,459
Unattended Funeral

In search of a budget-friendly alternative to the traditional funeral? Our Unattended...

Starting at £1,595