Companion Urns for Eternal Love: A Guide for Couples

two matching white ceramic bird urns facing one anotherLosing a loved one is never easy and can be especially difficult for couples who have spent a lifetime together. For such couples who want to keep their timeless love intact, companion urns offer a beautiful and meaningful way to remain together. In this article we will be discussing the importance of companion urns as well as a guide on how to select them.

What are companion urns?

Companion urns are designed to hold the cremated ashes of two people and can be made from all sorts of materials such as wood, aluminium, brass, ceramic, stone and more. Companion urns can also come in a variety of styles so they can easily suit a couple's preferences and budget. 

Why are companion urns important?

Companion urns are a truly profound way of commemorating a couple's dedication to each other during their lives. Couples such as parents or grandparents that chose to stick with each other through thick and thin, proving their relationship stood the test of time. What better way to honour them then by keeping them together after they have passed on. It is also a great way of moving through the grieving process as it is a tangible reminder of them and can help grant people a sense of closure. If the idea of a companion urn still doesn't feel right, you can elect to buy an individual urn for both of them at Eternal Urns. Now let's take a look at some factors that will impact on your considerations when purchasing a companion urn.

Consider the budget

Companion urns are available at a wide range of prices, depending mostly on the material used and the craftsmanship involved. Materials such as a standard wooden urn with a slot for a photograph can be an affordable and effective way of honouring the couple. If you are looking for something more sturdy and with a bit of sheen and intricate detailing, you may consider a brass urn though these can be much more expensive than wood. You will also want to see where you are purchasing from and do your research. Most people think that the urn must be purchased from the funeral home themselves but this is not true! They know this and so it is common to find even the most basic urns being charged at extraordinary prices. You can generally find the exact same urn online for a fraction of the price which is why it's important to shop around and not settle on the first option presented to you. 

Think about your preferences

When choosing a companion urn, it's important to consider your personal preferences but also to consider what the couple would have liked. Some couples may prefer a simple design where others would have preferred something more elaborate or artistic. Consider the style that best reflects their love and their story, but also something you won't hate the look of if you plan on displaying the urn in your home.

What material to choose?

As discussed before, materials will be one of the primary factors to influence the price point of the companion urns. The most common materials are aluminium, wood, brass and ceramic. Aluminium is a strong and sturdy material that generally comes with a semi gloss finish. Very versatile and comes in a few designs. Wood is a natural and eco friendly, affordable option that offers a subtle and warm, natural look. Brass is a heavier and more pristine metal, coming with usually very intricate and incredible designs but at the cost of a higher price point. Ceramic is the most versatile option that comes in many different shapes and sizes, but can be quite prone to shattering. There are also other materials in the market to keep your eye out on, but these will be the most common and easily accessible. 

Personalise your companion urns

Personalising your companion urns can be a thoughtful way of commemorating their love. A great way of doing this is by placing something of great sentimental value near the urns, or even a photograph of the couple together. Another touching method of personalising is by getting the urns engraved with an epigraph and their names. Wedding vows can be a fantastic option for this as something that truly honours their love. 

Companion urns are a truly beautiful and special way for couples to remain together after their passing. By considering your preferences, budget and which material to choose, we hope this has made the process of selecting a companion urn easier. As Australia's largest urn store, Eternal Urns has an extensive range of the best quality companion urns available, so check out our range today.