How to Choose Between a Cremation and a Burial

How to Choose Between a Cremation and a Burial


When a loved one dies, there are a lot of decisions that their next of kin must make about their funeral and burial arrangements. Some people leave instructions in their will, but often, some of the major decisions are still made by their survivors. One such choice is whether to bury or cremate their remains. If you’re struggling with this daunting decision, here are some things to consider.

1. Determine If Cremation Is Even an Option

Not all funeral homes offer cremations, so before you even set out to make img_0913a decision, you should call around and determine if there’s a place with the necessary equipment. City View Mortuary offers cremation services. To learn more about these, visit our crematory page on our website.

2. Cremations Can Be Controversial

Before deciding on a cremation, consider what other friends and family members’ opinion of the practice is. Cremations tend to be more controversial than traditional burials, and some religious orders are against it.

3. Cremations Are Less Expensive and More Flexible

Cremations can be significantly less expensive than burials, and also provide the family with more flexibility as far as when the services take place. Remains must be either buried or cremated quickly in order to avoid perishing. As well, ashes may be spread anywhere, while a burial must take place at a designated gravesite.

4. Burials Provide a Designated Place to Mourn

Many loved ones enjoy having a gravestone or memorial that a burial provides. Take into account what the preferences of those closest to the deceased are when making this important decision.

At City View Mortuary, we have facilities that provide options for friends and family of the deceased. Come see us in Salt Lake City to discuss your needs, and we’ll help you make this decision by providing you with the best information. Visit our website to learn more about our services.



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