If you've decided, or it was your loved one's wishes, to be cremated then there can be a conundrum about what to do with the ashes.
In some cases the wishes of the deceased will already have been discussed, which clearly makes things easier.
But this isn't always the case.
It may be that burying the ashes, which is known as commiting the ashes, or having them placed in a crematorium is the natural step for you and your loved one. Then there really isn't much of a decision to make.
If you really aren't sure then what's helpful about getting your loved ones ashes is that there really is no rush to make that decision. Apparently actress Patsy Kensit slept with her mother's ashes beside her for years!
Whatever you decide, Valentine and Turner Funeral Directors in Bromley recommend that you take the time to decide what's right for you.
In the UK we're quite lucky in terms of the law and scattering ashes, in that there are very few restrictions. And there are a few very important factors to consider: