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Beneficial Suggestions Regarding Traditional Burial VS Cremation

Added: (Sat Mar 19 2016)

Pressbox (Press Release) - Planning a funeral can be difficult, whether you are planning a service for a person who has recently died or pre-planning for yourself and your husband or wife. If you are looking for funeral planning assistance, you will find a caring funeral facility close to Lancaster, PA.

It is best to know that there are basically 2 types of funeral services: Traditional services and Cremating the remains.

Traditional Funerals
Traditional funerals are typically more popular, but cremation services have risen in popularity recently. Traditional services incorporate a formalized service or a wake that allows loved ones to "view" the remains and say farewell to the one they love.

The wake service generally is followed by a formal ceremony at the funeral facility or in a church. Traditional funeral services can also be held outdoors too. The service might include prayer reading or a few words by loved ones. There might also be music or other dedications during the service.

Traditional services also include a hearse to move the remains, embalming and preparing the remains for the wake prior to burial. Planning a traditional funeral may also entail flowers, special music or cherished items to be placed in or near the burial site.

Cremating Services
Despite what many people think, the option for cremating services doesn't discount the opportunity for a funeral service. Many funeral facilities that offer interment can provide traditional services like a viewing prior to cremation

The difference is in the way the body is handled. When cremation is chosen, the body is cremated and the cremains are often returned to a family member in an urn. With a traditional burial, a casket, burial plot and many related services are needed. A burial marker is also generally placed on the burial site.

No matter what type of service you decide on, be sure to look for a trusted funeral facility for advice on which options are best for your family.

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