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Don't Forget These Things When Planning a Cremation 

Published: March 13, 2023
by ARN Funeral & Cremation Services
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If you're going to be planning cremation services in Indianapolis, IN for the first time soon, it's going to be very easy for you to forget some of the key steps that you'll need to take. You can steer clear of doing this by learning about several of the steps that families sometimes forget in advance. It should keep you on the right path as you set out to plan the perfect cremation services for your loved one. Learn about the things you don't want to forget to do when planning a cremation below. 

Putting together plans for a funeral 

Just because your family is going to hold an Indianapolis, IN cremation for a loved one doesn't mean you can't still have a funeral for them. Far too often, families won't realize this until it's too late. You should work with a funeral home that's going to give you an opportunity to map out funeral services for your loved one and hold them either before or after their cremation. It'll give your family a chance to say your goodbyes to your loved one as you celebrate the great life they've led. 

Deciding which type of cremation services you like most 

There isn't just one type of cremation service that you can plan for a loved one. There are actually a handful of ways in which you can cremate them, which is why you shouldn't forget to consider all your available options. You can hold what's called a direct cremation for a loved one that will include cremation and nothing else. You can also hold a traditional funeral for a loved one and then cremate them or cremate them and then have a memorial service or life celebration for them. You won't want to miss out on selecting the best cremation services based on our family's preferences. 

Shopping for cremation merchandise 

There is so much cremation merchandise that you can buy while you're planning cremation services for a loved one. From cremation urns to cremation jewelry, you won't want to skip over having the chance to invest in cremation merchandise. If you wait until the last minute to, say, buy an urn for your loved one's remains, it could end up causing delays when it's time to retrieve the remains. You should start shopping for an urn and other cremation keepsakes right away if you can. 

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Figuring out what you want to do with a loved one's cremated remains 

Once you receive a loved one's cremated remains back at the end of their cremation, there will be a bunch of things you can do with them next. You can take them home and display them in an urn. You can also bring them to a cemetery and bury them or scatter them in a place that held a special spot in your loved one's heart. Your family shouldn't forget to decide what you would like to do with your loved one's remains since it might dictate other decisions that will need to be made during the cremation planning process. 

Do you want to be sure your family doesn't forget to do anything when planning a loved one's cremation? Our funeral home has been helping families plan Indianapolis, IN cremations for a long time now, and we know that we can give you the assistance you need. Contact us today to get the planning process going. 


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