Tips for Choosing the Right Cremation Urn

Posted on May 24, 2021 by Davis Greenlawn Funeral Home under Cremation Services
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If you’re planning a cremation service in Richmond, TX, one of the things you’ll need to think about is what sort of urn to purchase. But you’ll be able to rely on the funeral director to guide you through the process of choosing the right urn for your loved one’s cremated remains.

Here’s a look at some of the things to consider when looking for a suitable cremation urn.



It pays to consider your budget for an urn. While cremation urns are generally less expensive than burial caskets, that doesn’t mean that there aren’t different price points for urns. Familiarize yourself with the general price lists from funeral homes you’re considering. You’ll see the urns they sell and how much they charge. If you have any questions, ask the funeral director.



What is your purpose for the cremated remains? This question is important because what you intend to do with the ashes will factor into what cremation urn is most appropriate. Do you plan to hold a memorial service or celebration of life service before scattering the cremated remains? If so, then you can ask the funeral director to help you choose a scattering urn. Do you want to keep the urn outside of your home, perhaps in a garden that the deceased had loved to tend to? You can ask the funeral director to help you choose an urn suitable for the outdoors. Do you want to bury the urn in a cemetery burial plot or on your property? You can ask the funeral director to help you choose an appropriate burial urn. If you have another purpose in mind, let the funeral director know. They will be able to advise you on your options.



You also need to consider material types when looking for an appropriate cremation urn. Options include, but are not limited to, metal, wood, ceramic, and marble. One thing to keep in mind is that the material type you choose will greatly impact the price. So consider this if you are on a tight budget and want to limit how much you send on the cremation urn.



You won’t need as large an urn for an adult as you will for a child. You can count on the funeral director to help you select an urn of the right size.


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You can get urns customized with the name of the deceased and with other things. Personalizing the urn will also impact the cost. But it can be a great option if you plan to keep the urn at home or to place it in a columbarium.


Do you need to speak to a reputable provider of funeral services and cremation services in Richmond, TX? We’re here to help you in any way you need, so don’t hesitate to get in touch. As a service provider dedicated to helping families and individuals with their final services planning, we strive to offer excellent customer service. When you get in touch with us, we’ll listen to what you’re looking for, detail your options, and equip you with the information you need to make decisions. We can also help you preplan your own body disposition if you wish to do so. Get in touch when you need our help.

Davis Greenlawn Funeral Home

Greenlawn Memorial Park was established in 1953. We take pride in being able to guide people through some of their most difficult days. Celebrating life is our mission. That’s never changed, and with pride, it never will.