If cremation is new to your family, you may not understand that there are a lot of options that come along with a cremation service from Heritage Funeral and Cremation Service. It is up to you and your family to choose what’s best for you. You can make the decision based on your budget, how personal you want the cremation service to be, your timeline, or any other criteria you need to consider. When it comes to cremation service options, there are three basic options that can all be customized and expanded upon.
The Traditional Cremation Service
A traditional cremation service combines traditional rituals from regular funerals with cremation. Basically, you have a regular funeral followed by cremation and a burial. The services take place within a few days of the death with the body present and then cremation takes place after that service has been completed. This option costs more than others because there are often embalming and casket needs. With these extra items, the cost will increase. You also need to have the traditional cremation service in a timely manner since the body will be present.
The Memorial Cremation Service
This type of cremation service is usually held later with or without the presence of your loved one’s cremains. The service can be whatever you want it to be including something in a church or something informal in a park or in someone’s home. This option saves on costs, but there may still be some costs associated with the memorial service, depending on what you decide to do. You have the option to have the service at any time and in any location, which many families find helpful in the planning process.
The Direct Cremation Service
Direct cremation is the most basic and cost-effective service. Your family member goes through the cremation process shortly after their death without a service involved. This variation saves money, but doesn’t include a memorial of any kind. That doesn’t mean you can’t have one later. In fact, many families feel the need to remember their loved one with some kind of gathering or another.
Whatever type of cremation service you need, the professionals at Heritage Funeral & Cremation Services are here to help. With our three convenient locations, chances are there’s somewhere close to you that you can call or visit for more information. Matthews/Weddington Chapel: 3700 Forest Lawn Dr., Matthews, NC 28104 call (704) 846-3771 to set up an appointment. Charlotte/Ballantyne Chapel: 16151 Lancaster Hwy, Charlotte, NC 28277 call (704) 714-1540 to set up an appointment. Indian Trail Chapel: 4431 Old Monroe Rd, Indian Trail, NC 28079 call (704) 821-2960 to set up an appointment. There’s also plenty of information on our website to get you started in planning the right cremation service for your loved one. Find us at https://www.heritagecares.com. We’re happy to help you in any way we can throughout the planning process.