How to choose and Urn.
First you need to consider the final resting
place. Burial, Scattering, place in a niche or placed at home.
Urns for Burial.
You will need to
contact the cemetery to find out what they will allow for burial. Most
cemeteries require a permanent container, something not fragile to be placed in
the ground. Some cemeteries require an urn vault for the urn to be placed in
for the burial. Also size of the urn for the space allowed. The marble urns are
the most popular for burials.
Scattering of Cremated Remains.
Scattering cremated remains
at sea, or at a cemetery or other places, please check with the rules and
regulation, what you want may not be allowed. Always good to ask for permission
first. Cemeteries have fees for scattering remains over other graves, even if
you own them. Local or private land you may want to check for permission and or
special permits may be needed. Scattering at sea you can check with the EPA for
proper permits and or regulations, you must be at least 3 nautical miles from
land. For urn choices you may want to look at scattering urns or scattering tubes,
water burial urns, bio degradable urns or less expensive urns as the urn itself
is only temporary.
Keeping at Home or in a Columbarium Niche
The dimensions of the urn
are important if the urn will be placed in a columbarium niche. The style of
the urn can become more important if you will have the urn 'on display’ at
home. You may want to consider something more personal and or have engraving or
special attributes on the urn.