When you've chosen to be cremated, you'll need to adjust your funeral plans. While you won't be buried in a casket, there are some other creative ways to dispose of the cremains. Here are some points to consider when including a cremation in your funeral plans.
Do You Want A Viewing?
You can still choose to have a viewing before the cremation occurs. Some facilities have special coffins available for this purpose. While some states don't require embalming, you would need to be embalmed to have a viewing. If you want to skip the embalming, you can still plan a viewing where photos and personal memorabilia are used instead of your physical body.
Interment Or Dispersal?
With cremation, you can have a graveside service where your cremains are placed in the ground. You may choose to be placed in a columbarium and can have the service in the funeral home or near your final resting place. The columbarium creates a place where friends and family go to pay their respects without the expense of a grave and headstone.
You can also choose to have your cremains dispersed after the service. This is normally handled by the immediate family, but in some cases, you could plan it as part of the service. Some traditional dispersal options include:
If this will be a military service, each branch of the armed services has their own procedures for dispersing your cremains.
A few non-traditional approaches include:
Keeping The Cremains
Some families have a tradition of keeping the cremains. A variety of urns and boxes are available to keep the cremains sealed and safe for years. If you prefer a non-traditional approach, here are a few ideas to keep your memory alive:
As you plan your funeral, make use of the creative options available when you choose cremation. For more information, contact a funeral specialist like Marine Park Funeral Home Inc.Share
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