Your Guide to Selecting a Cremation Urn
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.