If cremation is preferred, you will still be able to make the same decisions concerning the visitation and service. For a cremation service, you may select a casket for the visitation or viewing, and an urn for the cremated remains. If you choose not to have a viewing, you will still need to select a casket or alternative container. After cremation, many people prefer to bury the urn. Though not required by law, many cemeteries or memorial parks do require the use of an urn vault. Urn vaults offer added protection value.
Aboveground entombment, permanent possession or scattering are other choices for final disposition. You also have the opportunity for memorialization.