With more and more people shifting away from traditional values when it comes to funeral services it should come as no surprise that cremation is becoming a more popular choice. Cremation is more cost-effective and allows greater freedom when it comes to paying tribute to a loved one or laying them to rest in a cherished spot of theirs.
There are, however, a few questions that many people have regarding cremation versus burial. One of the biggest is with regard to having a proper visitation along with cremation. There are a couple of ways that this can be done. During traditional visitations, the deceased is able to be displayed in a casket before being placed in their final resting place in a graveyard where family and friends gather to say their last goodbye.
If you wish to have a proper viewing with a traditional casket, this can be accomplished before cremation. This allows you to keep the traditional viewing while also allowing you to cremate the remains afterwards. Many people prefer this as it gives friends and family one last chance to say goodbye. Having a casket helps many feel more connected to their loved ones.
If you wish to have a visitation and present the urn at that time it is absolutely not a problem. This is becoming a more popular choice these days. Presenting the urn still allows friends and family to pay their respects in very much the same way that a traditional viewing does.
Being aware of all of your options is critically important during such a trying time as a funeral service. If you require any assistance or have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact Simply Cremations. We are more than happy to cover and answer and concerns or misconceptions you may have.