Cremation Planning Mistakes to Avoid

With each passing year, more families in San Francisco and across the country choose cremation. At Cypress Lawn, our caring staff members want everyone who decides on cremation to feel confident in their choice. Cremation provides families flexibility when it comes to price and arranging a final tribute. We’ve highlighted the common mistakes many families make when planning a cremation to help you feel more certain about your choice of final disposition, whether it’s for you or a loved one.

Forgetting to Preplan

We encourage everyone to put their end-of-life plans in writing, whether they choose traditional burial or cremation. Planning ahead provides peace of mind for you and your loved ones and can even save you money. Prepaying locks in today’s service prices, protecting you from rising funeral costs and inflation. Preplanning with our experts at Cypress Lawn costs you nothing, and you can start the process now using our online planning form.

 Neglecting to Consider Memorialization Options

 One of the reasons we see families choose cremation is the variety of options available for paying final tribute. When you choose cremation, you can hold a visitation, reception, or even a graveside service to take place in the weeks following the cremation. Interment in a mausoleum or columbarium, scattering of cremated remains, or placement in an urn are just a few of the choices for honoring a loved one after cremation.

Choosing a Funeral Home Without Its Own Crematory 

Many funeral homes in our area outsource their cremations to a third-party provider. At Cypress Lawn, we provide the assurance that your loved one never leaves our care throughout the entirety of the cremation process. Our Cremation with Confidence™ Guarantee involves a rigorous 10-step process to guarantee ethical and professional practices at every stage of the cremation. Cypress Lawn has its own private crematory, and we are the only funeral home in the area offering families this exclusive guarantee.

If you live in the Bay Area and wish to learn more about our cremation services, please contact our staff.