Planning ahead for your cremation services is an excellent way to remove
some of the burden from your surviving family after your passing and to
help ensure that your funeral arrangements are carried out in the way
that you prefer. Continue reading for tips on pre-planning your
Explore your cremation options.
It’s a common assumption that choosing cremation means that you
can’t also have a traditional funeral when, in truth, you can arrange
funeral services that are to be followed by cremation, rather than a burial.
You can also choose to hold a memorial service following the cremation.
Finally, you can elect to have your cremated remains entombed, buried,
or scattered afterward.
Understand your options for ashes.
As already mentioned, you can arrange to have your cremated remains buried
much in the same way that a casket would be buried. You can also choose
to have the funeral urn entombed in items like benches and boulder, or
in a niche or mausoleum. If you wish for your ashes to be scattered, learn
about your local regulations regarding the scattering of ashes before
selecting a location.
Consider your religion.
If you are planning to observe cultural or religious traditions, then
it’s important to learn more about any opinions about cremation
that they might have. Some religions require cremation, while others forbid
it. If you have questions about this, speak with your local cultural or
Talk to your family.
Whether you have made a final decision about how you would like your cremation
handled following your passing or not, it can be beneficial to speak with
your family about your options and any plans that you’re making.
Including them in the process can help you come to decisions and, by letting
them know how you want your cremation handled, may make things less stressful
when the time comes.
At Chapel of the Chimes Oakland,
we offer several cremation ceremonies as well as helpful resources for pre-planning your funeral. To find out
more about our cremation services near Oakland, please give us a call
today at (510) 654-0123.