Finding The Best Urn And Casket Options

Finding The Best Urn And Casket Options

Answering Common Questions Concerning At-Home Funeral Services

Tanya Carter

Years ago, when a family member passed away they were kept at home, or at the home of a family member, for showing and the funeral service. However, the funeral soon became more modernized, held in a funeral home, and holding a funeral at home started to be a topic of the past. With more people looking for funeral alternatives to either save money or make the funeral service more personal, the idea of a home funeral is once again in discussion. If this is something you are considering for you or a family member, you likely have several questions you would like answered.

If you have a funeral at home, is the deceased still taken to the funeral home for preparation?

This is up to you to decide. However, if you opt out of embalming and traditional preparation, the funeral will likely have to be a closed-casket service and will have to take place quickly. If you choose to have the funeral director handle preparations, the deceased will be picked up from the home and then set up for visitation and service. In some cases, a mortician will come to your home and help with arrangements, but embalming must be performed at a licensed facility.

Can a funeral director come to your home to provide the final service?

In most home funeral scenarios, the family members give the final eulogy and testimony at the service. However, you can opt for an outside speaker to come in and handle this part of the service. This can be your chosen religious representative or even your funeral home director if you choose. Keep in mind that the funeral director's schedule can be tight, and it can be difficult for them to fit your service into their schedule.

If you handle preparations on your own, how do you get the deceased to the graveyard?

Even if you take the alternative path of having a funeral at home, you can still take advantage of the hears services provided by the local funeral home. You will typically have to make arrangements for this in advance to make sure the hearse driver will have time to provide you with service.

When it comes down to it, an at-home funeral is logical for some families and provides great comfort. Yet this is not an alternative funeral service for everyone. If this is something you think may be right for you, it is best to talk to a local funeral director (such as Affordable Burial & Cremation) about your options and how they can help.


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Hi everyone, my name is Peter Holly. I am interested in teach others about the various urn and casket options on the market today. I would also like to explore the history of the creation and display of urns and caskets. When my father died, I took a long time to select the best urn for display on my mantle. I wanted to hold the ashes in a creation that encapsulated the personality of my father. I eventually selected a small wooden box with a cherry finish and bronze accents. If my father had wanted a burial instead, it probably would have taken even longer to select the best casket. There are just so many interior finishes available in addition to all of the exterior designs. Please come by often for assistance in finding your best urn or casket options.