A ceremony to scatter ashes or place them in a cemetery or other location can be held at any time. It may be many years after your loved one passes or soon after. Sometimes you may need some time to come to terms with your loss before you are ready to release them back to nature or place them in a planned space such as a lawn cemetery.
Sometimes people choose a scattering of ashes ceremony because they can arrange the ceremony how they want, without being confined to a funeral home service. Even if just a few people are attending, it can be helpful to have a celebrant there to help structure the release of the ashes.
How much will this service cost?
It's generally comparable to what you would pay for a celebrant at a funeral home. I can provide you with a personalised quote taking into account the location of your ceremony.
Do I have to have others attend the ceremony?
Only if you want to. You can also have a very intimate ceremony with or without a celebrant. I can also provide guidance and a ceremony for you to follow if you wish to scatter the ashes yourself alone.
Do I have to have a service when my loved one is cremated?
No, only if you want to. Many people are opting for an unattended cremation, followed by a scattering of ashes ceremony at a later time when they are ready. Sometimes a ceremony soon after your loved one dies feels a bit rushed and this is a good option to allow you to process your loss and then seek some closure.