Do You Want Cremation or Traditional Burial Services?

Posted on September 10, 2018 by Karen Reardon under Funeral Home
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If you are planning your own funeral services, the first question you will need to answer is whether you want cremation or traditional burial services. If you have yet to make this decision, it is best to find a funeral home in Fort Mill, NC that can do both. You can then visit with them regarding the details and make your final decision as you plan your services in advance. To get started, here is some information to help you get further in the process.  

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Traditional Burial Services in a Funeral Home 

Traditional burial services are called that because they are, well, traditional. They have a timeline and order of events that is generally followed. Your family members won’t have to make very many decisions (and neither will you in advance!) because much of it is already in place. You will have to keep in mind that the funeral home will be on a timeline as well. Burials often happen rather quickly after someone dies, usually within a week. If your loved one would have to travel, it might be hard for everyone to get there quickly. But traditional burials are a great way to go because the ceremony helps those who are grieving. They feel the finality of your death and are able to accept that you are gone.  

Cremation Burial Services with a Funeral Home 

Cremation is the opposite when it comes to traditional burial services because there are no rituals or ceremonies that absolutely have to be included. Cremation can be completely customized from start to finish. If you want something unique and different, this might be the way to go. Cremation is often the cheaper option because you don’t have to pay for services like caskets, transportation, and embalming. Plus you can have the service wherever and whenever you want. You can have something more traditional in a funeral home or you can have a memorial service later in a park if that’s what you would like.  

When you are planning your services, the decisions are all yours. You can decide as many of the details as you would like in advance, and the professionals at Heritage Funeral & Cremation Services will see that it all comes together when you are gone. We’re happy to answer your questions and get you all of the information you need to make informed decisions. With three convenient locations, it’s simple to find us! You can visit 3700 Forest Lawn Dr., Matthews, NC 28104 or call