When you plan cremation services in Charleston, IL for a loved one, the services you choose are all-inclusive. That means whatever package you pick will come with everything you need. Your loved one’s ashes will be placed in a simple container and returned to you after the cremation takes place. But many families want to choose their own urn for their loved one and to do that, you should keep certain things in mind. Here are a few dos and don’ts to help you out.
Do Some Research
You have at least a little time on your hands and you might want to look into the options online to get a base idea on prices. There are many different urn choices on the market, and they can get confusing very fast. Figure out what type and style you prefer and what the basic costs are around those. You can also ask the funeral home for help and guidance with that part of the process.
Don’t Ignore Budgets
Your budget is an important part of planning any final service. While the cremation itself will be the largest cost, most likely, the urns can cost anywhere from very little to quite a bit. Have a range in mind so you don’t go way over what you feel you can afford because you are choosing on your emotions and not on practicality.
Do Remember Functionality
If you are looking at urns, chances are you know what you need to use the urn for. Purchase an urn based on what functions you need. If you are going to scatter a loved one’s ashes, consider a scattering tube. If you are going to get an urn to place on a mantel at home, get something that looks nice with your house colors. If you are going to bury the urn, consider something biodegradable, and so on. What you will do with the urn can determine, in part, what you get.
Don’t Forget Outside Options
Funeral homes are happy to help you with urns and they often have a variety of choices, but you are not bound to that funeral home to purchase an urn. You can use any provider you want, and the funeral home can even help direct you toward the right choice if you know at least a little bit about what you want.
If you are ready to purchase urns for cremation services in Charleston, IL, or if you are just starting the planning process, the professionals at Mitchell-Jerdan Funeral Home Ltd. can help. Call (217) 234-8828 with your questions and we’ll help you in any way we can. You can also set up a time to come and talk to us in person. We’re here to help you honor your loved one however you see fit. Our facilities are located at 1200 Wabash Ave Mattoon, IL 61938 and we can offer you a tour and unending compassion and support.