Are you in the process of planning a cremation service with a Gilbert, AZ funeral home? If so, you will have some decisions to make. But one of the advantages of planning a cremation rather than a funeral is that you won’t usually have to choose simply one option. For instance, planning a cremation doesn’t mean you can’t also have a formal funeral ceremony. So instead of having to go with either this option or that option, you’ll get to choose both if that’s what you really want. Read on to see some examples of how cremation planning will give you plenty of options.
As was mentioned above, you don’t have to limit yourself when arranging a cremation service. Sure, some families prefer to have a simple cremation. The simplest and most cost-effective type of cremation is referred to as a direct cremation. It includes the cremation…and that’s about it. The deceased is cremated in whatever they wear wearing at the time of their passing. As soon as the proper paperwork and authorizations are in place, the body disposition can begin. But you can also pair a cremation body disposition with a funeral service, memorial service, or a celebration of life service. So you don’t have to choose between a cremation service and a funeral service. You can basically have aspects of both.
After the cremation is over, you will receive your loved one’s cremated remains in an urn. You’ll be pleased to know that you won’t have to choose just one option as to what to do with the ashes. There are plenty of possibilities such as keeping the ashes in the urn, scattering the ashes someplace, getting the ashes turned into memorial jewelry, combining the ashes with paint in order to create a portrait, burying the ashes on private property or in a cemetery, and more.
Chances are that you might prefer one option and other family members might prefer other options. But this is not an either/or scenario since you can do multiple things with the cremated remains. If some family members want to take home some of the ashes, they can do so. Funeral homes sell urns of various sizes, so you can get several smaller urns for loved ones who want to take some of the ashes home with them. You can also scatter some of the ashes on your property, and various other loved ones can choose other options.
As you can see, planning cremation services in Gilbert, AZ doesn’t mean having to choose between one thing or another. You can do multiple things if you wish. We have a track record of helping people to plan final services for their deceased loved ones. It’s our goal to help you with the big and small decisions so that you can arrange a final send-off that duly honors your loved one. So for the help you need to arrange a body disposition or to preplan one for yourself, get in touch to speak with one of our licensed professionals. You can reach us by phone or visit us to speak to someone in person.