This decision may be especially difficult for you, yet deciding between burial and cremation is one of the first choices you must make for funeral services Melbourne.
Disposition is the term used by the funeral industry to describe the final handling of the deceased's remains.
Although your initial decision for the disposition of the body is between burial and cremation, there are several variations on each funeral services Melbourne.
Whichever choice you make, the body will eventually return to its natural elements.
If the body is buried...
It can be interred (earth burial).
It can be entombed in a crypt within a mausoleum (above-ground burial)
It can be buried at sea, after funeral services Melbourne.
Why people choose burial
Although the trend is moving toward cremation,the majority of North Americans still choose to bury their dead and to be buried themselves with only the best funeral services Melbourne.
Here are some reasons you might choose burial.
Burial is traditional within your family, religious group, or geographical area. For instance, in the United States today, about 79 % choose burial or funeral services Melbourne. In Canada,the rate is about 64 %.
You do not like the idea of the body being "burned" after funeral services Melbourne.
You prefer to have the body slowly return to the elements.
You want to erect a monument on the grave
Perhaps you want to visit the grave in the days to come post funeral services Melbourne, and you find a graveyard more appealing than say, a columbarium.
Decisions You Must Make If You Choose Burial with our funeral services Melbourne
Whether or not the body is to be embalmed
Which kind of casket (or coffin) will house the body
Whether to buy a casket, rent one, or build your own
Whether or not the cemetery requires a vault or grave liner
Which cemetery to use with funeral services Melbourne