What Is An Unattended Cremation?

Four cremation urns side by sideAfter the loss of someone in your family it can be difficult to decide how to handle their funerary procession and ceremonies. From deciding between burials or cremations to making sure everyone has time in their schedules to make it for the ceremony, a lot of effort needs to be put into ensuring everything runs smoothly. Unattended cremations offer an alternative way to plan a funeral by giving you more flexibility in how you choose to celebrate the passing of your loved one. This article will discuss what exactly an unattended cremation is and why you may want to consider one for your loved one.

What is an unattended cremation?

Unattended cremations, as implied by the name, are cremations that are conducted with no attendance from any loved ones, family or friends. They are carried out privately through the crematorium and their ashes are kept and stored normally in a plastic cremation container. This is where you can purchase a beautifully touching urn to keep them forever honoured and in your memories. Unattended cremations are cremations held with essentially no service or procession carried out by the funeral home. 

Why you may consider an unattended cremation

There are a couple of reasons why an unattended cremation may be the more preferable option for you and your family. Attendance for a heartwarming and touching ceremony can be so important for your close friends and family. If some members are overseas or otherwise indisposed and cannot attend, then it can affect everyone's feelings on the service. Having an unattended cremation leaves you with the ashes and gives you the freedom to choose when, where and how you want to celebrate the life of your loved one. You can set the date well in advance so all of your friends and family have plenty of time to arrange time off for the ceremony. Your ceremony can be anything from a family lunch to remember them, a burial service or even scattering their ashes in one of their favourite locations in life. Whatever you choose to do, an unattended cremation gives you much more flexibility and ease in doing so. Not only that, but an unattended cremation is generally much more affordably priced than a standard cremation ceremony. This is because only the cremation needs to be completed, so other service options not being included will save your families finances. This is good as those very same finances can be used to spend for a ceremony that you prefer and not the limited options a funeral home can accommodate. Having a more affordable cremation doesn't take away from any of the remembrance and honour, it just gives you the possibility to make their ceremony that much more special. 

An unattended cremation is a great option for many Australians suffering through the passing of a loved one. Its affordability and flexibility gives this service option an advantage over others and may just be the best thing to do for you and your family. As Australia's largest urn store, Eternal Urns has an extensive range of the best quality urns and scattering tubes available, so check out our range today.