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All the Different Burial Options in 2021 Explained

There are plenty of burial options you can choose from depending on how you want to preserve the memory of your dearly departed. In this post, we'll take you through all of them. Ultimately, the burial option you pick boils down to the decision that you and your loved ones take. It also depends on the cemetery regulations.

In-ground burial

In-ground burial is best if you want to pick the most traditional cemetery burial method. These burials allow outdoor visitations and also enable the living to pay their respects to the dead in the form of decorations such as flowers. In-ground burials involve caskets alongside memorial tributes.


Cremation options include keeping cremated remains inside an urn, burying the cremated remains in a cemetery, or scattering them. These options are ideal if you're operating on a low budget. There are typically three kinds of cremation services - immediate cremation, funeral service followed by cremation, and memorial service.

Above-ground burial

Above-ground burial options include lawn crypt burials and community mausoleum burials. The former involves four elements - gravesite, casket, memorial, and vault. It's the best option to choose if you want two individuals to be memorialized jointly. The latter option is better if you want the casket secured and protected from coming in contact with the earth. There's also a third above-ground burial option - in a private mausoleum. However, this option is quite expensive.

Some cemeteries require this type of burial especially in areas where the water table is close to the surface.

Natural burial

A natural burial process involves placing the remains of the departed into the earth directly. In this process, no caskets, burial vaults, or embalming fluids are required. If you're on the lookout for the most eco-friendly burial option, this is it. Natural burials also involve digging graves manually as opposed to other burial forms where heavy machinery is used. As a result, it is one of the most affordable burial options. However, cemetery regulations needs to be considered.


Now that you know the different burial options in 2021, we hope you can select one that meets your desires and needs based on your budget and the preferences of your loved ones.


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