In Alabama like most other American states the fastest growing trend in funeral services is the Green Burial. The concept of a Green Burial appeals to many people for different reasons, but the biggest stand out facts about the Green Burial is that they are often less expensive than a traditional burial, and is completed with no metal, concrete, or chemicals. This means the body is not embalmed, there can be no fancy casket with metal clasps and fixtures, and there can be no concrete burial vault. You cannot bury fancy metal urns along with your loved ones. With this in mind, this type of funeral often comes with its own unique burial plans and unique caskets.
Although the price of a Green burial often seems very appealing at first glance, there are positives and negatives that you should consider before making your decision. In many cases without embalming there can be no open casket viewing or visitation, however without embalming and visitation you can save upward of $2,000 in some cases. Before deciding whether or not a Green Burial is right for you or your loved one you should discuss the positives and negatives with your funeral director. Any board certified funeral planner can help you weigh the positives and negatives and make a decision that will meet your emotional and financial needs.