Once you choose a package for cremation services in Tukwila, WA, either for a loved one or for yourself in advance, you will know that everything you have to have for that kind of service is included in that package. The funeral home provides even a simple container for the ashes after the cremation is complete. But some families like to add things to those packages, including a cremation urn. The urn is the most common addition to a cremation service package. Here are a few things you will want to think about when you are buying an urn for yourself, or for someone who has passed on.
The Necessary Size
The first thing you will want to know is what size urn you will need, and the funeral home can help you with that. There are varied sizes and what you need depends on the height and weight of the person who will use the urn after they are cremated.
Your Budget Range
You might have a budge tin mind for the entire cremation service and after you choose a package that includes everything you have to have, you can use the leftover money for an urn and other items. Put together a reasonable budget for the urn’s purchase and then find something that suits your budget range.
If you know what you want done with the ashes after cremation, you can use that information to figure out what kind of urn you want. For example, if you know the remains will be scattered, a scattering tube, an urn that makes scattering easier, or a less expensive urn might be in order. The urn will only be in use for a short amount of time. On the other hand, if a family member is keeping the urn, you want something nice-looking and long-lasting.
Look At Samples
Once you work out some of the basics and can rule out certain products or materials, you can then look at samples. If you haven’t bought an urn before, it’s nice to see them in person to get a take on different styles, customization options, materials, and so on. Something might stand out to you as the visual effect you want or, at the very least, you can make a more informed decision based on what you have seen up close.
The professionals who do the cremation services in Tukwila, WA can also help to match you with just the right urn for your purposes. Keep in mind that you do not have to purchase an urn from the funeral home you use. You can get an urn from anywhere and they will still use it. They can even direct you to good vendors if you have something specific in mind. But there are also benefits to working with Columbia Funeral Home & Crematory on your urn purchase, so you are able to keep things all in one place and as simple and easy as possible. Give us a call with any questions you have.