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Mistakes to Avoid When Planning Cremation Services 

Published: January 23, 2023
by ARN Funeral & Cremation Services
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Not everyone has had the opportunity to plan cremation services in Indianapolis, IN for their loved ones just yet. As a result, it isn’t all that uncommon for some people to make crucial mistakes when they’re mapping out cremation services for a loved one. You and your family should do your best not to make any of these mistakes when planning your loved one’s cremation. Check out some of these mistakes below and steer clear of them as best you can.  

Choosing the wrong funeral home to help plan cremation services 

These days, almost all funeral homes can lend a hand to families who would like to plan Indianapolis, IN cremations. But that doesn’t mean that your family should simply pick the first funeral home you can find and trust them to help you carry out a loved one’s cremation. Instead, you should do your homework on the funeral homes in your area and attempt to track down one that’s going to go above and beyond to make sure your loved one’s cremation is a complete success.  

Going with the wrong cremation services for a loved one 

You might be under the impression that all families must take the same approach to cremate their loved ones. But this couldn’t be further from the truth. There are lots of different cremation services that you and your family can choose from. For example, you can decide to plan a direct cremation for a loved one that doesn’t include any kind of funeral services at all. You can also hold a traditional funeral for a loved one and then cremate them later. It all depends on what you and your family would like to do.  

Failing to budget for a loved one’s cremation services 

Cremating a loved one should only cost you a fraction of what burying them would. But you shouldn’t let this lull you into thinking that you don’t need to come up with a budget for a loved one’s cremation services. You should still establish a budget for cremating a loved one and share it with a funeral director from a funeral home. It’ll allow them to help you stick to your budget throughout the entire cremation planning process.  

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Waiting until the last minute to buy an urn for a loved one’s cremated remains 

If your family is going to place a loved one’s cremated remains into a cremation urn following their cremation services, you might be tempted to put off buying one until the 11th hour. But you should try not to do this. You should start shopping for a cremation urn as soon as you know that you’re going to need one. There will be lots of urn options for you to pick from, so you’re going to want to give yourself more than enough time to find the right urn for your loved one’s remains. 

Do you want to ensure your family doesn’t make any mistakes when planning a loved one’s Indianapolis, IN cremation? Our funeral home can help you avoid all of the different mistakes listed here. Give us a call to begin planning the best cremation services possible for your loved one. 


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