How to Choose Funeral Urns for Ashes
Funeral urns for the ashes of your loved one may seem like the last thing you want to think about right now, but we make the process easier for you and help you choose the right final resting place for your beloved.
Funeral homes are obliged to use whatever container you choose for your loved one, so you don't have to buy from them if they don't have what you want. If you buy online you can often pay a lot less as well. It may take a bit more time and effort, but you will end up with a funeral cremation urn which really honours your loved one. There are various ways of choosing your memorial urn.
1. Decide whether to get your urn now or give yourself more time
Choose your loved one's permanent urn immediately
an urn shipped to you quickly and deliver it to the funeral home in time
for the cremation. They will transfer the cremains into it for you.
This might be expensive in shipping costs. Check out this page for our recommendations for the most beautiful funeral urns for sale.
OR: Rent a cremation urn
funeral homes will allow you to rent for the memorial service and later
transfer the remains once you have chosen an urn that really means
something to you.
OR: Use a temporary urn from the funeral home.
This gives you plenty of time to choose your urn and really find something which you love.
Transferring cremation remains
funeral services will be happy to transfer your loved ones remains from
the temporary container into your chosen urn at a later date if you
take them into the funeral home.
can also buy urn covers which the temporary urns just slide into and these
are usually airline safe if you need to travel with your loved one's
cremains. We have listed a selection of these below.
2. Decide on your loved ones final resting place
Are you going to scatter the ashes, put the urn into a niche at the
cemetery or bury the ashes? This decision will affect what kind of urn
3. Choose the size of your cremation urn
capacity is measured in cubic inches, and most standard adult urns are
about 200 cubic inches, which will hold the remains of an individual
weighing roughly 200 lbs or 90 Kilos. If you need a large or oversize urn, click here.
4. Types of Funeral Cremation Urns
Decorative urns which fit temporary urns from funeral homes inside:
These wooden urns are the right size for most temporary containers to slide inside, eliminating the need for the transfer of ashes from one container to another. They are also approved for air travel.
Click here to see a selection of really beautiful quality funeral cremation urns
See also Biodegradable Urns
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