When a loved one passes away, you first have to decide which funeral home you want to use and whether you want to have traditional funeral services or cremation services in Phoenix, AZ. If you decide on cremation, that’s a big decision to make. It’s certainly an honorable, respectful choice, as is a traditional burial. But while that’s one of the biggest decisions you’ll have to make, there are others to make as well.

After deciding upon cremation, you will then move forward with other decisions revolving around that method. You can choose a package from the funeral home that includes everything you need for that service. It’s easy enough to pick a package and be done with it. You don’t need to purchase or arrange anything else at all, if you don’t want. However, many family members like to have a few customized items for the service, like an urn. When you go about choosing the urn, you will want to avoid certain mistakes, so you end up with the right option for your loved one and your situation.

Mistake 1: Not Getting The Right Size

You can buy an urn from any location and any vendor and the funeral home will use what you purchase. However, if you don’t speak with the funeral home first, you may not know what size you need for the urn. They can tell you what size to get based on the height and weight of your loved one. Figure out what size is necessary and then go about making the purchase from there. The funeral home will show you what they have, if you wish, or advise you as to where you can find the sort of thing you’d like.

Mistake 2: Getting An Urn That Doesn’t Function For Your Needs

Cremation Services Phoenix AZ 11 201x300You will need to make sure the urn is appropriate for your intentions. For example, if you get a biodegradable urn and then you decide you want to keep your loved one’s ashes at home, that’s not really going to work as that urn will deteriorate over time in the elements. You want an urn that will serve your purposes well. That might mean deciding on a final resting place and a service type and style before you make a final urn decision.

Mistake 3: Paying Too Much For The Urn

There are nice urns in lots of different price ranges. It’s usually a good idea to set a budget for the urn purchase so you don’t overdo it and buy something that costs more than you wanted to spend. You may not have enough money left over for a memorial service if you spend too much on the urn.

There are plenty of other mistakes you can make in planning cremation services in Phoenix, AZ, but when you work with the professionals at Thompson Funeral Chapel, we’re here to help you avoid them. We don’t make decisions for you, but we do allow you the options you need to make the best choices for your family.

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