Deciding what to do with ashes

For many reasons, more people today choose cremation for their funeral as opposed to burial. After a cremation takes place, you will be faced with the decision of what to do with the ashes. There are several different options you can choose from, and the route you decide to take will depend entirely on your own beliefs and personal preferences.

Some people choose to bury ashes in a cemetery, perhaps marking the area with a headstone or other form of grave marker. As burying ashes takes up less space than a traditional burial, most cemeteries will allow multiple sets of ashes to be buried together in the same plot, although it is always advisable to check if this is what you plan to do. This could be an option for couples or family members who wish to be laid to rest together.

Another possible option is to keep the ashes with you at home in a specially designed urn or vase. Many people find this very comforting as they feel that their loved one is still close to them. You may wish to keep the ashes indefinitely, or you might opt to scatter them, either in your garden or in a location that meant a lot to you. It is perfectly legal to bury or scatter ashes on your own private land, but you may have to seek permission from local authorities when scattering them in a public place.

Whether you are opting for a burial or a cremation, our professional and experienced team of Sutton Coldfield funeral directors are here to help you make the right decisions to suit your needs. With many years of experience and a supportive approach to all our customers, we can help you through the difficult decisions surrounding funerals and provide the level of help you need to arrange the ideal funeral service. If you would like any advice or guidance on any matter relating to funerals, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us.