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2 Questions You May Have About Funeral Services When You Plan To Be Cremated

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As you've gotten older, you may have started to think about making your final plans so that your loved ones do not have to deal with the additional burden and stress while they are mourning your passing. Because you may not like the thought of being buried, you may be thinking about cremation as an alternative.

However, you may be wondering what the funeral service will be like if you decide to be cremated. Below are answers to a couple of questions that you may have about this portion of the planning.

1.  Can You Still Plan to Have a Viewing If You Are to Be Cremated?

One question that you may have about planning a service if you decide to be cremated is if you can even have a viewing and what it would entail.

If you wish to have a viewing so that your family and friends can see you one last time and say goodbye, this is possible even if you plan to be cremated. You can rent a coffin for your remains that will be present during the service. Then, after the viewing and service are completed, your body will be taken away discreetly to be processed for cremation.

2.  What Are Your Options If You Decide You Do Not Wish to Have a Viewing?

Another question that may be on your mind about cremation is whether a viewing is necessary. You may decide that you do not want to have your loved ones see your body and wish to find out your other options.

If so, there are ways that you can hold a memorial service after you have been cremated. You could have people stand up and tell their favorite stories about you. You can also plan to have collages placed around the funeral home that feature pictures of you while you were alive.

If you have decided that you wish to be cremated, you can still include a viewing in your final plans if that is what you want to do. Or, if you decide against a viewing, there are options that allow your loved ones to say goodbye during the service without one. If you have further questions about the process and plans surrounding it, speak with the director at a funeral home in your area that offers cremations for answers as well as assistance with planning out your final wishes.

For more information reach out to a company like Morris Nilsen Funeral Chapel.