Cremation services come with a wide variety of options and oftentimes, many questions. There are many memorialization options when considering cremation services.
Traditional Cremation Service
Traditional cremation services consist of several aspects:
- A viewing or visitation which may take place at the funeral home, church, or at a person's home.
- The cremation service itself
- Internment, scattering, or care of remains in home
Cremation Service / Memorial Service
In this situation the cremation usually takes place prior to the service. Therefore, the physical body is not present at the service, but the cremated remains can be present if you desire. The cremated remains are then cared for as to your wish of disposition.
With these arrangements, cremation will take place without a ceremony. The remains are then cared for as to your wish of disposition.
At a memorial service, the urn can be an important focal point. After the service, the urn can be buried, placed in a niche at a mausoleum or kept at home.
What to do with the ashes?
One of the decisions to be made is what should be done with the cremated remains after the cremation and cremation service is complete. There are three basic options:
- The Cremated Remains can be buried or interred on a cemetery in a family plot.
- The Cremated Remains can be scattered.
- The Cremated Remains can be kept by the family members.