Beginner’s Guide to Cremation Services
If this is your first time planning cremation services in Phoenix, AZ, you probably know very little about what is involved and what options you have available. Here are some guidelines that can help you get up to speed quickly.
First, do some research. Many people who’ve never planned cremation services before have misconceptions about the process itself. Additionally, they don’t know what options are available.
For example, you may believe that you can’t have a funeral service with cremation services. However, you can choose to have a funeral service (cremation is not done until afterwards), a memorial service (cremation is done beforehand), or a celebration of life (cremation is done prior to the service).
Each of these services can be customized to reflect your loved one’s passions, interests, and character. You can include things like video tributes, memory tables, and special songs and readings that highlight who your loved one was.
There are many options for using your loved one’s cremation remains. For example, you can store some of them in an urn (the funeral home has a large selection of urns to choose from). The urn can be displayed in your home or it can be buried in a cemetery plot or it can be stored in a columbarium.
You can use some of your loved one’s cremation remains for a scattering ceremony in a place that they loved or that had special significance to them.
You can also use some of your loved one’s cremation remains to have wearable memorial jewelry made. Memorial jewelry, such as rings, necklaces, and bracelets, can be worn to keep your loved one close to you at all times.
There are many other options for using your loved one’s cremation remains, so you have a large selection of things to choose from.
To learn more about what kinds of things you should and need to include in planning your loved loved one’s cremation services, your funeral director is an excellent resource. They can give you all the information you need to help you make decisions about cremation services, and they can guide you through the entire process from start to finish.
Before your loved one’s cremation services, ask your funeral arrange to arrange a tour of the crematory where your loved one will be cremated. There are many misconceptions about the actual cremation process and having an in-person tour of the crematory will help clear up any things you are not sure about.
Ask questions at the crematory to find out what the cremation process includes. One of the more common fears that people have about cremation services is that the cremation remains they receive will not be those of their loved one.
The crematory staff will explain the entire cremation process to you and show you all the steps they take to make sure that you get your loved one’s cremation remains back after cremation services.
Don’t be shy about asking questions about cremation services because you think they aren’t important. Every question you ask is important. And many questions that funeral homes and crematories hear have been asked many times before you ask. The staff of the funeral home is committed to making sure you are completely comfortable with your loved one’s cremation services.
Planning cremation services for the first time is easier when you understand what’s involved, what options are available, and why so many people are choosing it as their final disposition.
If you want to know more about cremation services in Phoenix, AZ, our compassionate and experienced staff at Simply Cremations & Funeral Arrangements can help.