There are many mistakes you can make in this lifetime and it’s hard to get over some of them while other things just breeze by. When you are working on a cremation service in St. Louis, MO for your loved one, you want to make sure you don’t make mistakes that you are going to regret. Having big regrets around your loved one’s final services can cause your grieving process to stall and you want to be able to heal and move forward. Here are some of the things you might regret doing, so avoid them with care and think things through in detail.
Choosing Cremation Too Quickly
Cremation is completely honorable and respectful, but it’s also very much a permanent process. You don’t want to go with cremation and then later, regret that you chose that and wish you had your loved one back intact. Make sure you know what cremation is and are completely certain that’s what you want for your loved one before you move forward. You should also consider whether or not you feel that’s what they would want.
Not Having A Service
When you go with cremation, there is no requirement for any kind of service after the cremation process takes place. But if you let your loved one go that quietly without having a service, that’s something you can regret later as well. The good thing about cremation is that if you do have that regret, you can always still have a memorial service at any time in the future. But if you think you might regret not doing something, have a memorial service, however small it might be, and honor that person in a nice manner.
Choosing The Wrong Provider
The provider you choose is going to mean a lot to you during the cremation planning process. You want to have someone with experience that has the right kind of services to meet your needs. You also want to make sure that they are going to charge you fair, affordable prices. Take some time to research providers and choose someone you know will be right for your needs.
Picking An Urn Without Thinking Of Functionality
There are many different urns on the market and if you get a cremation package for your loved one, you don’t have to get an urn at all. The package will come with a simple container that you can use, if you want. If you do decide to get an urn, you can find something that looks nice and is in your budget, but you are also going to want to ensure that it meets your functional needs. If you want to keep your loved one at home, you need a sturdy urn that won’t break, for example. If you are going to use the urn during a scattering service, you want something that can help you with that.