As part of the cremation planning process, a family will usually choose to pick out an urn to house their loved one’s remains at the conclusion of cremation services in Columbia, TN. This urn will often be displayed in a family member’s home for years to come to pay tribute to their loved one. It’s very important for families to do their due diligence prior to purchasing an urn so that they’re able to find the right one for their loved one’s remains. Here are some things families should keep in mind as they start their search for an urn for a loved one.
Urns come in a wide range of prices.
One of the best parts about planning a Columbia, TN cremation for a person rather than a burial is that it’ll save your family a lot of money. But you could very well chew into the savings that you’ll experience if you buy an urn that is too expensive. Some urns start at just $100 or $200, but some can also cost thousands of dollars if you’re not careful. It’s why it’s such a smart idea for families to create a budget for buying an urn prior to shopping around for one.
Urns are available in a few different sizes.
When you close your eyes and picture an urn in your head, you likely imagine the traditional metal urn that has been seen in so many movies and TV shows. These urns are obviously an option for you, but you can also choose urns that are all different kinds of shapes and sizes. If your loved one was on the larger side, you may want to consider going with an urn that is also on the larger side to give their remains plenty of room. A funeral director can help you pick out an urn that is the right size for your loved one.
Urns are made using various materials.
The traditional metal urn that we mentioned ago might be made out of metal. But that doesn’t mean that metal is your only option when it comes to urns. There are lots of metal urns out there, but there are also marble urns, wooden urns, and urns made out of other materials. If you plan on putting an urn out on full display, you might want to pick out one that’s made from a material that will look nice with everything else in the room that it’s going to be in.
Urns can be customized to look like whatever you want.
You and your family are more than welcome to buy a standard urn for your loved one’s remains if you would like. But you don’t have to go that route if you would like to do something a little bit more special. You can also have an urn customized to look and feel like whatever you want. You can have it made to be a certain color, put pictures and/or words on it, and take other steps to make it unique. It’s a great option to have if you don’t mind spending a little bit extra on your loved one’s urn.
If you and your family are in the market for an urn for your loved one’s cremation services, Cremation Society of Tennessee can help. We can show you some of your best options at our Columbia, TN funeral home. Give us a call to make funeral arrangements for your loved one through us.