Types Of Ashes Spreading Ceremonies

Posted on February 13th, 2023 by Joe Pray under Cremation
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When planning cremation services in Nashville, MI, it will be important to know your options for spreading ashes and holding ceremonies. Here are some different types of ceremonies you can choose from to spread your loved ones ashes in a respectful and meaningful way. Just remember to keep these tips and suggestions in mind.

Casting Ceremony

Most people believe scattering ashes involves throwing them into the air and dispersing them. Ash scattering ceremonies cast these ashes. Through casting ceremonies, loved ones’ spirits can be released. There are a variety of ways to conduct casting ceremonies. Alternatively, ashes may be scattered by individual family members or together by the entire family. Your preferences can be accommodated. The ashes are commemorated with a cup for each family member. It is possible to release ashes after a toast in unison. The direction of the wind should also be determined. It is important to release the ashes downwind in order to prevent attendees from being struck by them.

Trenching Ceremony

Trenching ceremonies also involve scattering ashes in trenches. For scattering ashes, a trench or ash pit is dug in the ground. After the ceremony, the family covers any trenches or holes left behind. You will find something to love in trenching ceremonies, regardless of whether you are a gardener or a nature enthusiast. One of the trenching ash scattering services we offer is trenching under trees and flower beds. Casting ceremonies are similar to getting creative. An individual’s name spelled out for a trenching ceremony is different from one for a loved one. Some trenches are pictured in the shape of hearts or with the name of a loved one spelled out on them. Trenches are often surrounding trees, flowers, and notable objects. You can place a favorite jersey, picture, or candle in the center of the ring.

Sky or Aerial Ceremonycremation services in Nashville, MI

There has been an increase in the popularity of scattering ashes from the sky in recent years. An independent company will release the ashes of your loved one into the sky. There are many options for scattering flowers from a hang glider, helicopter, hot air balloon, or plane. A plane cannot usually transport ashes from a loved one after such a ceremony. Additional fees may apply depending on the company, but there is a limited number of seats available. To commemorate the scattering part of the service, families usually arrange a small ceremony prior to boarding the plane. The scattering of aerial ash can be observed from the ground when the weather is clear. It is also possible to take a photograph of the aircraft scattering as a keepsake.

You can spread cremated ashes meaningfully after cremation services in Nashville, MI for a loved one by considering the following suggestions. We will be happy to answer any questions you may have regarding planning a ceremony. Just give us a call or stop by and we can help you plan something great.

Joe Pray

Pray Funeral Home's mission is to enhance the well being of the families of our community by creatively meeting the changing needs of those we serve by providing respectful, dignified service, creative personalization, staff assistance, and aftercare in a comfortable and caring environment.

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