About Cremation Urns
Shopping for a cremation urn can feel overwhelming, especially when a loss is recent. There are many answers to the question of where to buy urns for ashes, but not all places are the same. At Perfect Memorials, we have a wide selection of funeral urns for sale, catering to all interests, style preferences, and budgets, and we're here to make your purchase an easy one. Consider, first, which type of material you'd prefer, then browse our categories of urns for ashes featuring a variety of shapes, sizes, and designs. In case you still find choosing difficult, we offer a complete Cremation Memorial Buyer's Guide to help you find the burial urn you need to preserve your loved one's memory.
After the loss of a loved one, many people choose to honor the person's memory by keeping their cremated ashes, also known as cremains, secure in a beautiful storage container. Memorial urns can be made of almost any material, from metal to stone to wood, and come in a variety of different shapes. While many people prefer a more traditional vase-style funeral urn, other options include chests, cubes, heart-shaped containers, and more. If you're looking for a truly custom urn, consider personalization by selecting from one of our urn styles based on your loved one's favorite sports or symbols – like birds or butterflies – and then have it engraved with a favorite quote.
In addition to your budget, there are two factors that are especially important when choosing a cremation urn: size and storage location.
Cremation Urn Size
Before you select an urn, you'll need to know the approximate amount of cremains you have to store. All urns for ashes from Perfect Memorials clearly show their volume on the order page in cubic inches. For each pound of healthy body weight, you will require about one cubic inch of volume in the cremation urn. This measurement will give you a good approximation, but we do recommend that you select an urn that is slightly larger than you estimate you'll need. For more information on choosing a cremation urn for human ashes in the appropriate volume and size, see our article on how to select the right size urn.
In general, a small urn holds less than 140 cubic inches, often with a capacity of just 1-3 cubic inches. A medium urn will hold about 140 cubic inches, a large one holds at least 200 cubic inches, and an extra-large urn should hold 300 cubic inches or more. The actual capacity will vary by cremation urn, however, so always check the size before you make a purchase.
Where Will the Urn Be Stored?
If you plan to keep the cremation urn at home, then choose whatever size and style you'd like. If it will be stored in a niche or columbarium, however, be sure to consider the dimensions of the space the urn will occupy. If you're looking for a cremation urn for burial, you will likely need to purchase a burial container to place it in or an urn vault that can be buried without damage.
Please note that, if the burial urn will be placed in a cemetery or other facility, you may be required to have the name of the deceased directly engraved onto the urn. Not all urns can be directly engraved, so make sure that you choose an option that fulfills this requirement.
You can also contact our support team for assistance in finding the best memorial urn to fit your specific needs.
We offer various shipping services ranging from 5 to 7 business days to one-day delivery. We also offer affordable flat-rate expedited shipping methods as well. Need help finding the right cremation urn? Call 1-800-979-8767. One of our friendly support team is happy to assist you in finding the perfect memorial urn for your loved one.
Enter in an approximate weight of your loved one before cremation and we will tell you the size needed.
Try finding an urn with our easy cremation urn finder.
Choosing the right size urn is easy. For every one pound before cremation you will need 1 cubic inch of volume. For example, a loved one weighing 200 pounds will need an urn that is at least 200 cubic inches or larger. Choosing an urn larger then you need is OK.