If you decide to go with cremation services in Bellevue, WA, your loved one’s body will be changes from its current form into an ash-like state. One of the reasons many people choose this avenue is to cut back on costs. They don’t have to worry about the burial costs, or even about buying a casket. However, there are some reasons that you might still want or even need a casket for your loved one. You can purchase a casket for some of these occasions and some professionals even allow casket rental for short-time use. Here are some reasons you might need a casket for your loved one, even in conjunction with cremation.
A Pre-Cremation Visitation
While the cremation process doesn’t require a casket, if you are going to have full cremation, that comes with a visitation service. Your loved one gets a visitation, much like one that you would have before a funeral, where family members and friends can view them. You will want a casket for that service so people can see them and get the closure they need over their death. They might also appreciate the chance to say a final goodbye directly to your loved one before the cremation process occurs.
Full Cremation With A Funeral
If you do go with a full cremation, you could have a visitation (or not), and you can also have a full funeral for your loved one prior to the cremation process. If you want your loved one’s body to be present at that funeral, which is customary, you will need a casket for their remains. Some people will purchase something special for their loved one or, you might have the option of renting a casket for that service. You would then turn that product back over to the funeral home when the service is over and your loved one moves on to cremation.
For Display At The Memorial
Even if you have your loved one cremated as part of a direct process, your family might be more comfortable seeing a casket at the memorial service, whether your loved one is inside or not. They might be able to get closure and understand that the person is cone when they see a casket at the front of the room instead of an urn. That’s always an option, if you want to have something like that at the memorial service.
For The Cremation Process
There are special cremation containers, but you can also send certain caskets into cremation with your loved one if you are more comfortable with that. You can find something that works and that is unique so your loved one is inside something you appreciate and you know they would like as well.
When you work on cremation services in Bellevue, WA with the professionals at Columbia Funeral Home & Crematory, you can get details on what you need, and what you might want, for that process. If you need a casket, we’ll help with that.