Many people who are thinking about having their loved one cremated at a place like American Cremation Society may not know what to expect. This article is going to discuss 3 questions that people have about cremation services.
How Can I Be Sure That They Are My Loved One's Remains?
One concern that many people have is how they can be sure that the cremated remains that they are receiving actually belonged to their loved one. Cremation services realize just how crucial it is that the remains received belong to the correct person, and because of this they have extensive measures to ensure your loved one is correctly identified through the entire process. When your loved one initially arrives, they are going to be given identification information. This information is then going to be transferred with them as their body is cremated. It will then stay with their remains so that when you pick up your remains or have them delivered to you, you will have full confidence that they are the remains of your loved one.
Can I Still Have A Funeral?
While some people think that you can only have a funeral if you have a body to bury, this is definitely not the case. You can have a great funeral service when you have your loved one cremated. While there will not be a traditional viewing, you can have a viewing similar to a closed casket viewing, where your loved ones can still come and pay their respects. The funeral will also be similar to that of a traditional funeral in terms of the service, except for when the time comes to say goodbyes, the ashes will be spread instead of having the casket buried. The most important part of a funeral is showing love and respect for the person who passed away, and a cremation style service is going to allow you to do this.
Can I Schedule Cremation Services?
If you know that you or your loved one would like to be cremated after you pass away, you have the option of scheduling a cremation when the time comes. This can help to eliminate any questions that your family may have, as well as the stress of trying to get this all scheduled and taken care of amidst all of the other obligations that you have when one of your loved ones pass away. You can even personalize what you would like done in terms of how the body is picked up, how the ashes are delivered, what kind of urn you would like, etc.