If you’re organizing a funeral for a loved one who wished for a cremation
burial, then you may be wondering how to choose a
cremation urn. While there are countless styles to choose from, this guide will
help you to narrow down your choices and find a suitable urn to hold your
loved one’s cremated remains.
Knowing how much you are able to spend on a cremation urn will be extremely
helpful in beginning the selection process. Include the urn cost when
you are planning the funeral budget, and use this price point to help
narrow down your choices. Even with a limited budget, you are likely to
find a wide range of beautifully crafted urns from which to choose.
Another factor to consider before you begin exploring your urn options
is to determine the size that you will need. If you plan on storing the
urn in a niche, then the niche’s size will govern how large the
urn can be. Speak with a Memorial Counselor at the cemetery that you’re
working with to learn what dimensions you should stay within. If you’re
not planning on using a niche, then think about where you expect to keep
the urn to choose a size that is suitable.
Cremation urns are available in a wide range of materials, such as marble,
pewter, brass, ceramic, copper, aluminum, and more. You will also come
upon urns made from biodegradable materials, like those made from wood,
salt, paper, and sand. If you will be keeping the urn at a cemetery, be
sure to speak with one of their Memorial Counselors about what materials
are acceptable before you settle on an urn.
If you’re planning a
cremation in the Los Angeles area, then consider working with Inglewood Park Cemetery. We offer cremation
services and our peaceful grounds host several different styles of niches
from which to select. To find out more, please call us today at (310) 412-6500.