Can I have a Cremation and a Visitation?

By: Tom Gallagher
Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Many assume that it’s not possible to have a visitation or other forms of formal funeral services if they choose cremation. That’s a common misconception as there are a number of visitation options available to you. Here are some facts you need to know about visitation and cremation:

1. There’s a Difference Between a Wake and a Visitation

Both visitation and a wake occur before the funeral service, which can be a traditional burial or a cremation. Both wake and visitations allow friends, family members, and acquaintances some time to say goodbye to their deceased loved one. The wake is conducted in the presence of the body while the visitation doesn’t require one. It’s entirely possible for loved ones to hold a visitation even if they choose cremation.

2. The Body can be Embalmed

It’s also a common misconception that a body can’t be embalmed before cremation. People believe that the embalming fluids might interfere with the cremation process but that’s not true. The funeral director can embalm the deceased person and make arrangements for a wake before cremation.

3. Visitation with an Urn

You can always hold a visitation after the cremation process is completed. The ashes of the deceased individuals can be stored in an urn during the visitation, which can replace the physical body of the deceased individual.

4. It’s a Matter of Scheduling

If you can make arrangements quickly, the visitation can be completed before the cremation. While embalming is not a legal requirement for cremation, it’s a good idea to get it done for the comfort of family and guests at the visitation. It is possible to hold a visitation without embalming if the process is done quickly.

At Nutmeg State Cremation Society, we provide comprehensive cremation services and can help you with all aspects of the process so if you have questions, don’t hesitate to contact us.

 

Leave a comment
Name*:
Email:
Comment*:
Please enter the numbers and letters you see in the image. Note that the case of the letters entered matters.

Comments

Please wait

Previous Posts

What Is A Direct Cremation?

You probably have many concerns and questions about cremation. There are many things to consider when dealing with cremated remains, from choosing an urn to considering more unique memorials. To be...

Does The VA Pay For Cremation?

Veterans make sacrifices when they enlist, and the Canadian government acknowledges this. As a result, there is a provision for veterans' funeral benefits in place to lessen the financial burden of...

How To Personalize An Obituary Notice

After the death of a family member, managing all the modalities and planning and organizing the funeral, etc., can be challenging to handle. But in addition to all these things, you will also have ...

Remembering And Honoring A Loved One Through Holiday Meals

The death of a loved one can feel like the end of all things to a young adult. But as you get older and gain more life experience, you'll realize that this is a common occurrence. The holidays are ...

Helping Children Understand Loss

Most young children and preschoolers are aware of death, even if they don't fully comprehend it. Some of your child's friends may have lost a loved one, and death is a recurring theme in comic book...

Cremation Costs: What is Required?

The cost of funerals can be high, especially if you want individualized services. There is a lot of misunderstanding about the factors determining these expenses. We at the Nutmeg State Cremation S...

Cheap Cremations: How To Arrange

There are a few ways you may go with cremation. Viewing caskets are available for hire if one is required. Since the funeral home may utilize a much cheaper box or container for the cremation, spen...

When Are Cremation Containers Needed?

Struggling to figure out how to take care of your dear ones' funeral arrangements? Do you need help deciding when and what kind of cremation container to use? Nutmeg State Cremation Society is here...

Should Your Child Attend the Funeral?

When is a child old enough to attend a funeral? Can a child in elementary school learn anything from it, or will it simply be frightening? Will your preteen eventually be sad that they didn't go? S...

Is It Important to Have a Public Viewing Before the Funeral?

Those left behind after the death of a loved one must frequently make numerous decisions. These choices entail interment, funeral services, estate administration, and more. Nutmeg State Cremation S...