Planning cremation services in Seattle, WA can be hard when you aren’t sure exactly what your loved one wanted. Even if you know they wanted to be cremated, what type of urn did they like? That’s going to be up to you to decide if you don’t have any other information. There are lots of different urn styles and types on the market and one good way to figure out what direction to take is to consider the services you are having and the overall function of the urns. That can help guide you toward certain urns and away from others.
Memorial Services Open To The Public
You don’t have to have the urn present at the memorial service, but if you’d like to, you will want to think about the type and style with care since you know lots of people will be seeing it. You’ll want something that looks nice and perhaps has a more custom appeal to it. That might mean getting a certain type of wood that suits your loved one or maybe even getting metal with an engraving on it. The urn will be at the center of the service and everyone will see it. You want it to be just right.
Family Only Services
If you are having a service for your loved one that is smaller and includes only family members, you might use an urn that is more cost-efficient. Your family will be the only ones to see it and while you still want it to be nice, it doesn’t have to be fancy.
If you are foregoing memorial services and moving to a scattering service instead, you might want an urn that helps you with that process. Scattering tubes, for example, are a big help with this process. You can get one of those for the ashes to help streamline the scattering in an effective and efficient manner.
Burials, Earth And Water
If you have decided to bury your loved one’s urn in the ground, or you want to give them a burial at sea, you might consider a biodegradable urn so the urn will break down in the ground or water and disperse the ashes that way. If your loved one was at all eco-conscious, this is a nice way to go.
There are many urns in many styles and varieties. You could look for a year and not see them all. It’s best to break down the options based around the cremation services in Seattle, WA you are going to have, the functions you need from the urn, and the budget you have to consider. Those elements will help you narrow things down a good deal. The professionals at Columbia Funeral Home & Crematory can help you with the process as well. We can show you urns in person and in pictures. You don’t have to buy from us, but we can help point you toward things that will work well for your purposes.