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Everything You Need To Know About Cremation Services

The loss of a loved one can be difficult, but honoring their final wishes is a final way that you can show your love and respect for them. If your loved one requested to be cremated, it may not be a process you are familiar with. Here's what you need to know about cremation services.

What is cremation?

Cremation is the process of reducing a body to bone fragments and ash using high temperatures.

Is a casket needed for cremation?

No, a casket is not required for cremation. However, many people choose to rent a casket for visitation or funeral services before the cremation process.

Do you have cremation services before or after the funeral?

Cremation services can be done before or after the funeral. If you choose to have them before, you may want to consider having a shorter memorial service instead of a traditional funeral. Some families choose to have cremation services after the funeral, which allows them to have an open casket for viewing before and during the funeral.

Are there different types of cremation?

There are three main types of cremation services: simple, direct, and full-service.

  • Simple cremation is the cremation process without any additional services. This type of cremation is often chosen by those who wish to have a more economical funeral.
  • A direct cremation is when the body is taken directly to the crematorium after death, without any public viewing or funeral service. The ashes are then returned to the family.
  • A full-service cremation is when the body is cremated after a public viewing and funeral service. The ashes are then returned to the family.

Why do people choose cremation?

There are many reasons why people choose cremation. Some people choose it for economic reasons, while others find the process to be more respectful of the body. Cremation is also seen as a more environmentally-friendly option than a traditional burial.

What do you do with the ashes after cremation services?

The remains are typically stored in an urn or scattered in a location that was significant to the deceased. Some even choose to bury the ashes.

How do I choose an urn?

There are many different types and styles of urns available. You should choose one that reflects the personality of your loved one and is a size that is comfortable for you to display or travel with.

In conclusion, cremation services are a way to honor the final wishes of your loved one in an economical, environmentally-friendly way.