Companion Urns 101
If a loved one who has passed away wants their remains to be placed with someone else they loved, then it can be a good idea to consider purchasing a companion urn. Not many people realize that these exist, or that they can be affordable and a perfectly reasonable option. Cremations providers always have a wide variety of them available, so take the time to learn a bit about them to see if they are the right choice.
The first thing to know is what companion urns actually are. There can be two different kinds, with one that is divided into two compartments, where two sets of ashes can be placed. The other kind is a large urn where the ashes will be mingled. Depending on what you or your loved one wants, one may be the better choice than the other.
Companion urns can be made of all manner of different materials and can different styles and shapes. There are options that are for infants and a parent, for children together, or for adults together. Some are very simple, with practically no ornaments, while others are very elaborate. Whether you want a more modern style of companion urn or one that is classic, you will always be able to find an option.
When you purchase a companion urn, you have to keep in mind that you will also need to buy a larger niche, if that is where you are planning on storing the ashes. This is not so much a concern when you are displaying the urn at home, but not all cemetery columbariums have space for companion urns. If you are planning on purchasing a niche, be sure to reach out to the cemetery you are considering to also ensure they have space for a companion urn. If they do, ask about the rates. You should expect to pay a bit more for the extra space, but you also should not be overcharged. A good way to make sure you are not is to do some research as to what the average costs are for storing a companion urn in a columbarium niche.
You can have the urn engraved with both names or with anything else you prefer. For people who want to ensure that their loved one is placed with them, this can be a comfort. There are many companies that can provide the engraving, as can funeral homes and cremation providers.
A companion urn can be a wonderful option for people who do not want to be parted from a loved one. They are larger urns, but this does not limit you in style, shape, or material it is made from. Speak with a provider of cremations in Poinciana, FL to learn more about this option for a loved one. You can find Osceola Memory Gardens Cemetery, Funeral Homes & Crematory at 1717 Old Boggy Creek Rd Kissimmee, FL 34744 or by calling (407) 847-2494 right now to hear about their companion urn options.