Cremation offers a wide array of ceremonies to choose from.
A private or public visitation can be held before cremation is done. Any kind of funeral or memorialization is possible, and to save cost, a special cremation casket is available with a removable insert in which the body is transported to the crematory.
Graveside services at the cemetery or columbarium.
A scattering ceremony offers a personal touch only cremation can provide.
A memorial service can be held in a place of worship or at the cremation provider's facility, with or without the cremated remains. This can be delayed as long as necessary after the death to allow family and friends to gather from distant locations. Some churches and retirement communities routinely handle these memorial services themselves, without the involvement of the cremation provider.