How to Place Cremated Remains in a Cemetery

Nothing compares to the sorrow of losing someone you love, whether it’s a member of the family or a close friend. Not only that, we must make important decisions about final arrangements at the same time. One decision that needs to be made is whether to choose traditional burial or cremation. At Baldwin Brothers Funeral & Cremation Society in Florida, our staff has the privilege of working with many families over generations. If you have chosen to place cremated remains in a cemetery, we know there are some options available to you. Learn more by reading below or by contacting a caring member of our staff today. 

Cemetery options in Orlando 

Although Baldwin Brothers does specialize in simple cremations and direct cremations, many of the individuals we serve choose a cemetery as a final resting place for cremated remains. This plan can be put into place for a number of reasons. Perhaps you have a family cemetery where previous generations have been laid to rest. Other times, it’s because a partner or spouse of the deceased already had a traditional burial in a family plot. We understand this may be a difficult time, but we consider it a privilege to serve you and your family to the best of our ability. Here are just a few of the cemetery options available to you when cremating a loved one: 

  • Traditional cemetery plot: since cremated remains are much smaller than a body, cemeteries may allow for the remains of one or multiple people to be buried in a plot. Many cemeteries require a vault where the urn will be enclosed to help support the soil and make sure the ground around it will not collapse. Those who are not interested in getting an urn vault should consider burying the remains in an environmentally green burial ground, which does not require them. 
  • Columbarium: modern-day columbarium’s have been gaining in popularity recently. These are above-ground buildings that are made to house cremated remains. Some are simple structures, while others allow for personal items and memorabilia to be included as part of the display. Once an urn containing ashes has been placed in the columbarium, a plaque is usually placed on the outside identifying the remains. 
  • Urn garden: if you haven’t seen them before, urn gardens are a truly unique way to memorialize a loved one after their passing. Urn gardens are small but beautifully decorated areas of a cemetery where urns can be placed. Some cemeteries may place the remains in parts of the landscape, such as in a rock, in a park bench, a fountain, or other memorable elements.

Baldwin Brothers Cremation

At Baldwin Brothers, we hope to make funeral planning simple and easy. If you are looking for a funeral home in the Orlando, Ocala, The Villages, East Central Coast or the Fort Myers areas, we have you covered. With our convenient locations across the state of Florida, you can complete funeral planning online or through a simple phone call. We’re also pleased to meet with you in your home if you would like personal assistance. Contact us for more information or to get started today.