If you have decided on cremation as your preferred option while planning your own funeral, one of the most important decisions you will make is how your remains will be stored. If you opt for an urn for storage, you may want to choose a specific urn to ensure that your wishes are carried out. Here are some things you should keep in mind when selecting your cremation urn.
Decide on a size. Your urn should be large enough to contain all of your ashes, even if you or your family chooses to have some of the ashes scattered or placed elsewhere. The best way to determine what size of urn will be best suited to your needs is to ask a professional funeral planner for advice.
Settle on a material. Funeral urns come in a wide array of materials, ranging from marble to ceramic to glass to wood. Consider where your urn will be kept; if your urn is going to be placed outside, it will be best to choose a material that will stand up to the elements better than wood. Again, you can ask your funeral planner for guidance in making this decision.
Look for an appealing design. A funeral urn needn’t be drab or dull-looking; depending on your wishes, it can be colorful or subdued, bright or lustrous. It all depends on your personality and what you think will be most suitable. You can even choose an urn with a unique design, or one with a textured appearance.