As cremation continues to become a popular choice, families are often faced with the question “How do I choose the best cremation provider?”. This is an important question that leads to a very important decision. There are several cremation providers throughout the St. Louis and St. Charles area, which can make choosing a provider difficult. However, there are a few important things to keep in mind and do while making this difficult decision.
- Know and understand your passed loved one’s desires
Cremation providers offer many different types of unique services to fill the wants and wishes of your loved one. Understanding what type of cremation service, they wanted, such as a simple cremation or a cremation with a memorial service, will help you when making a decision about which provider to choose.
- Ask for pricing rates and check for transparency
Since most cremation providers have different rates for their services it is important to check the rates at any provider you are considering using. All cremation providers are required to have a General Price List available to the public, so don’t be afraid to ask for pricing information. Also, don’t be afraid to ask if there are any additional fees you should know about to make sure the provider is being transparent with their pricing.
- Read testimonials and reviews from previous families
Almost all providers today have websites and/or are on social media, allowing previously served families to leave reviews and their thoughts about the service they received. Reading these testimonials from previous families may help you gain a better understanding of the quality of service that is being provided and if using this cremation provider is the right choice for you and your family.
Deciding on which cremation provider to use for your loved one is never any easy decision and should be made with confidence. Using these tools can help guide you towards making the right decision for your loved one and your family.