Planning your own funeral is a great way to take pressure off of your family members after your death. Instead of guessing about the funeral you would like, they can simply follow your plan to the letter. This doesn't make funeral planning a simple process, though. If you feel overwhelmed by decision fatigue, you can simplify your funeral plan by choosing to be cremated. Here are just a few of the ways that cremation can simplify your funeral.
Skip The Casket
Choosing a casket is tricky. There are many options from simple wooden coffins to hermetically sealed hardwood caskets. If you have your heart set on a particular casket or coffin, you can be cremated in it. But if you want to simplify your funeral plan, you can choose to be cremated in a simple cardboard container or unfinished wood box. These containers cost far less than most caskets do, saving you money along with the hassle of choosing a casket. If you still want to have a viewing in a casket, you can choose to rent a casket from a much more limited list of options. With either a simple casket rental or no casket at all, your choice to be cremated can simplify your funeral plan.
Skip The Full-Service Funeral
Many people who choose to be cremated aren't interested in full-service funerals. Instead, they often opt for memorial services. These services take place after cremation, so your ashes will likely be displayed in place of a viewing. At a memorial service, friends and family members of the deceased celebrate their life and mourn their loss. Memorial services provide closure through a simple gathering of people who were important to the deceased without the pomp and ceremony of a traditional funeral. They can take place almost anywhere, so you don't have to rent a room at a funeral home or plan for expensive transportation costs. Choosing to have a memorial service after you are cremated simplifies almost every aspect of the funeral service itself.
Skip The Cemetary
Although some people choose to have their ashes buried at a cemetery, burial isn't necessary after cremation. Instead, many people simply leave their ashes with a trusted family member or friend. If you choose to do so, make sure to note who should take your ashes in your funeral plan. You can also specify if and how you want your ashes divided among those you love. This way, part of you can stay close to everyone in your life. These decisions are simple to make, and they don't involve choosing a cemetery or prepaying for a burial plot.
To learn more about cremation, contact funeral homes like Morris Nilsen Funeral Chapel in your area.Share
15 July 2020
Hi everyone, my name is Sari Blakenship. My first time visiting a funeral home was an extremely comforting experience. Although I was blindsided by the death of my loved one, the funeral director helped me through the planning process without taking advantage of my grief. I was allowed to work at my own pace to cope with the grief in a healthy way. I was never rushed or pressured, despite the necessary timeline. Whenever I couldn't move forward, the funeral director held my hand and offered words of comfort. I would like to share each step of the funeral planning process to help others through this difficult process. Planning a funeral takes a lot of thought and time during a particularly difficult period. Please visit whenever you need a hand.