One of the biggest myths surrounding cremations is that you do not also have a funeral service. While some people make the decision not to have a funeral service in addition to a cremation service because it is cheaper, it doesn't mean you can't have one. Whether or not you have one really depends on the final wishes of the individual who has passed away.
You Can Still Have a Funeral
Many people have been talking about alkaline hydrolysis, better known as "green cremation", as an alternative to the standard flame cremation. Here are some of the similarities and differences between these two cremation options.
Availability is one thing to consider before looking further into green cremation. It's only available in some states so far, so check with your funeral director to see if this is an option for you.
Following the death of an immediate family member, you can feel somewhat in a daze as you go through the process of planning the funeral. As challenging as this time can be, it's much easier when you partner with a reputable funeral home in your community. The funeral director and his or her staff understand the difficulty of the grieving process and will work alongside you and your family to handle as much as possible leading up to the funeral and during the ceremony itself.
If you will be attending your first funeral soon, you may feel more comfortable if you are familiar with some basic funeral etiquette. New situations can inherently feel awkward; these tips will help alleviate your feelings of awkwardness over attending your first funeral and will help you focus on the emotional side of the event.
#1 Where To Sit
Generally, immediate family members will sit in the first row or two.
If you are considering pet cremation, you may be wondering exactly how the process works. Here is a guide to pet cremation services and how they work.
Who Does Pet Cremation?
Many cremation services will accept pet remains as well as human remains. Check with your cremation facility for quotes on how much the process will cost; larger animals will take longer to cremate, and so they may be more expensive.