cremations at Valparaiso, IN

Tips to Find the Perfect Urn

Choosing an urn is just one more decision that you have to make after someone you cared about dies. You may have had also to decide whether to bury or cremate the person, and you may be exhausted at having to make all of these arrangements. To choose the right urn, you do not need much more than a few tips that cremation providers will happily offer.

The size of the urn is important to consider. Most people assume that all cremated remains fit in all kinds of urns, but this is not so. Bodies that weight more than 200 pounds will probably need to have a larger urn than the standard ones. Companion urns are usually a good choice, since they can accommodate larger quantities of ashes. Be sure to ask the provider if they think you will need to purchase one that is not of a standard size.

Your budget is another crucial thing to keep in mind when you begin your search for an urn. Depending on the kind of material, the size, and much more, urns will vary in price. It can be a good idea to do some research online to see what the average costs are for the urn that you have in mind. It is important to know that you are not required to purchase an urn from the funeral home or crematorium. You can purchase it from a third party or bring a container from home.   

You should also know the kind of urn you want. A display urn, for example, is much more ornate because it will be displayed either in the home or in a niche at a columbarium. This can mean that a display urn will be more costly than other options. If you are planning on scattering the ashes and are not going to display them, any container can be a good choice. Another great option is to purchase a keepsake urn, which can be in the shape of lockets so that you can wear a bit of a loved one’s remains every day, or one that looks just like a picture frame and that can let you store some ashes without everyone having to know it is an urn.   

Choosing an urn does not have to be very complicated if you try not to rush the process and you take these tips into consideration. There are lots of locations where you can find urns, including funeral homes, crematoriums, and even online providers. If you are not sure where to begin searching for the right urn, even with these tips, you should contact your nearest cremation service provider for help. They can offer their suggestions and help you find the kind of rates that you can afford. Contact a company like Cutler Funeral Home and Cremation Center to get started. Our funeral home is located at 2900 Monroe St La Porte, IN 46350. You can reach us at (219) 362-2828 for any questions you may have.