Best 10 Funeral Urns for Cemetery Burial

What type of funeral cremation urn is best for ground or cemetery burial?  Technically, the cremation urn design needs to withstand ground pressure once buried. Today, modern urn manufacturers ensure their urn designs and materials suit a cemetery or ground burial. 

Best urn material type for ground or cemetery burial

Urn materials like granite, composite plastic, aluminium, alloy, brass and marble won’t crush once buried. For families renting or likely to sell their home, having the option to dig up the urn and relocate it is important. But more importantly, knowing the urn will remain sealed and intact gives great peace of mind.

If you plan to bury your departed loved one’s ashes urn in your home garden, note that wood and biodegradable urns are designed to degrade over time. This is nature at work. Choose brass, alloy, aluminium, ceramic, marble or cold resin urns if the urn may need to be relocated in the future.

Cemetery burial urn specifications

Some cemeteries ask that all urns meet their burial urn specifications to avoid the ground above sinking over time. By Law funeral homes and cemeteries cannot refuse service or urn burial because you’re supplying your own ashes urn. Ask the cemetery for their list of urn requirements. You should never feel pressure to buy a cremation urn from the funeral home or cemetery. You are within your rights to purchase a cremation urn from anywhere you choose. 

Choose the correct size cremation urn

To choose the correct size cremation urn you need to know your departed loved one’s weight before passing to calculate the cubic inches of ash the urn will need to hold. The formula is: 1 pound body weight prior to cremation = 1 cubic inch of ash. 

Cremation urn sizes range from tiny keepsake urns that hold three tablespoons of ash up to extra large adult urns that hold 250 cubic inches and double cremation urns that hold 400 cubic inches of ash.

The 10 best funeral cremation urns for burial

We’re confident our best 10 funeral cremation urns for burial selection will help you find the perfect shape, style and color to honor your departed loved one.

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Size Guide

1lb of Body Weight = 1 cubic inch in Ashes

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