Prior to cremation, you may wish to have visitation and a funeral ceremony complete with the body of the deceased in a casket. Following the services, the body can be escorted to the crematory where the family may be present for the two- to three-hour process. Memorialization can follow at the family gravesite, scattering garden or a cemetery columbarium niche.
If cremation precedes any services, the cremated remains are usually placed in an urn, that will be in a place of prominence during memorial services. This urn is then taken to its final resting place.