After you plan cremation services in Sarasota, FL for a loved one and have them carried out, you’ll walk out of a funeral home with your loved one’s cremated remains. But if you’re not careful, you’ll walk out with something else, too. You’ll have regrets about the way in which you chose to conduct your loved one’s cremation services. Today, we’re going to talk to you about some of the regrets that you may have if you don’t take the right approach to planning a loved one’s cremation. Check them out below and do your absolute best to avoid them.
Not holding a funeral for your loved one
Many families don’t think that they’re going to be allowed to plan a funeral for a loved one prior to their Sarasota, FL cremation. As a result, they don’t even bother to ask about planning one. But the truth is that you can hold a funeral for a loved one before they are cremated, and quite frankly, you should do everything in your power to hold one if you can. Just because your loved one is going to be cremated doesn’t mean your family shouldn’t still stage a funeral for them so that you can all say your goodbyes. You might regret not doing it later.
Not choosing the right cremation urn for your loved one
As we alluded to earlier, you’re going to receive a loved one’s remains back at the conclusion of their cremation. These remains will be placed into a cremation urn that you picked out for them. You should try not to just choose the first urn you and your family can find since you could very well come to regret going with that urn. Instead, you should shop around for an urn that you and your family love so that you’re happy with it in the end.
Not deciding what you want to do with your loved one’s remains
You and your family will have the ability to do almost anything that you want with a loved one’s remains after their cremation is complete. You can take the remains back home with you. You can bury the remains in a cemetery. You can even scatter the remains in a place that was significant to your loved one. No matter what you decide to do, you should try to make a decision sooner rather than later. Otherwise, you and your family might get into disagreements over it, and you’ll regret not deciding what to do earlier on in the planning process.
Not sticking to a budget while planning a loved one’s cremation
Planning a cremation for your loved one will often cost a lot less than planning a burial for them would. But despite this, you shouldn’t start the cremation planning process without putting a firm budget for it in place. You might regret not working with a budget if you end up spending way more than your family could afford to on your loved one’s cremation.
When families plan Sarasota, FL cremations through Maloney Funeral Home LLC, we make it our mission to make sure that they don’t regret a thing. Contact us today to see what we can do for your family when you’re putting a loved one’s cremation plans into place.