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CremationYou have the choice of a burial or a cremation after you die, but planning for a cremation is not as straightforward as you may think as there’s a lot of information you should consider. Pre-planning for a cremation either through a funeral home or with your loved ones before you die allows your family to respect your final wishes.

The process that is involved before a loved one dies, as well as during and after their death, is overwhelming, meaning that pre-planning the cremation will offer them some comfort.

Why is cremation pre-planning important?

Pre-planning a cremation is important since it:

• Grants your loved ones enough time to celebrate your life or grieve your loss rather than having to determine your wishes, which might fall off the mark and increase costs
• Significantly reduces costs since cremation is cheaper than a traditional burial
• Saves on costs since cremation costs rise annually due to inflation
• Gives you full control to do what is best for you

There are several things that you should know when planning for a cremation, including:

Your choice of provider

You should start the pre-planning process by choosing a reputable cremation service that will fulfill your wishes. Consider funeral homes Denver-wide when seeking answers to questions about cremations, such as:

• Will the service provider handle all the arrangements if you pass away in a different location or if you pass away while traveling?
• What type of services does the provider offer? Including a memorial, a small family gathering, a traditional funeral service, or any other special event.
• What choices does the provider offer for the disposition of cremation remains? And what products do they offer such as urns, grave stones, or travel arrangements to scatter ashes in a special place?

Who to include in the pre-planning process

It is important to consider the important people in your life such as family, friends, and other acquaintances. When everyone is involved in the pre-planning process, hurt feelings, disagreements, and confusion are avoided.

Those involved in the pre-planning phase will help you make decisions such as the venue for a memorial service or where the cremation will occur. All the arrangements made should be documented. Fairmount Funeral Home is an important partner in executing your wishes.


There are many costs involved for a cremation. Denver mortuary costs, cremation products, and the services conducted, among many other elements, must be considered in the pre-planning phase. You can pay for these services to avoid mistakes at a later date. You can also choose to include your cremation plans in your life insurance. If your family is paying for the cremation, it is important to involve them in the process too.

Cremation is an easy process if all aspects leading to the actual event are considered and planned for. It is important to involve loved ones as well as your chosen cremation service provider such as Fairmount Funeral Home.

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PO Box 1756 • Taos, New Mexico 87571