When someone you love dies, it can be up to you to choose whether burial or cremation is the right option. If you are not certain which one you want, it’s wise to learn about what each option offers. This is especially true of cremation, since not everyone knows as much as they need to about the process. To help you make the right decision, providers of cremation services in Old Bridge, NJ such as us can help you with what you need to know.
People often think that there is only one type of cremation, but that is far from true. Some people mistakenly believe that there is only one type of cremation – direct cremation – but more and more families today are choosing options like a full service cremation. Full service cremations can include a visitation and service prior to the cremation, or a memorial service after the cremation, at a later date. Over the last decade, our experience has been that more and more families have come to understand the importance of ritual, of being able to properly say good bye.
Having a memorial service for your loved one at a later date if you choose cremation is just one option. You can have the cremated remains present in a beautiful display urn, if you’d like. One of the many benefits of a memorial service that is done after a cremation is that you do not have to rush to plan it, which can happen with funeral services that are help prior to the burial or cremation.
Selecting a permanent receptacle – an urn – is really dependent on what your intentions for final disposition. Do you intend to keep your loved one’s cremated remains at home? Will they be buried in a family plot, or placed in a public mausoleum? Or, will they be scattered someplace special? Here at Brunswick Memorial Home, we make a concerted effort to stay abreast of current family trends and wishes, and can offer you the complete range of offerings.
Something else that a lot of people do not realize is that you can be present while the cremation takes place with some providers. Many people want the closure that actually seeing the process can provide, while others may want to make certain that the remains they get are the right ones. There are also some cultures and religions where family participation during the cremation process is required. The crematories that we use can accommodate these requests, though they have to be done on an appointment basis, which is rarely an issue.
By knowing as much as you can about cremation service options, you’ll have an easier time deciding if they are the right choice for you and your family. Keep in mind that you have options and that you can still have a memorial service to honor your loved one. If you want to know more about cremation options reach out to us, our family owed Brunswick Memorial Home, an Old Bridge, NJ cremation service provider. At Brunswick Memorial Home, we have cremation experts to help you decide on the right option for your loved one. Stop by our location at 454 Cranbury Rd, East Brunswick, NJ 08816 or call us today at (732) 254-9393.
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