|Important considerations for companion urns are:
If the final resting place will be a niche at the cemetery, size does matter and we'll need to get exact interior dimensions of the storage space in order to select a cremation container that will fit.
Decide if the ashes will be separate or co-mingled. Some of the companion styles come with a divider, although selections are very limited. Most have one storage chamber, but if it's important to you that the ashes remain separate and not mixed together your funeral director can assist.
Engraving and personalization. If you are purchasing before the death has occured and engraving is desired, naturally dates will have to be added later. It's important that font style and alignment is standardized so that at the time of death dates can be added. This is easier to do with name plates and easels, however, due to the oversized nature of an urn for two, it's a little tricker when surface engraving is done. Many engravers do not have the equipment to handle the size of the urn. We can advise you on this. Contact us for further information if this applies to you.
An oversized container may be a suitable choice for an individual that weighs more than 250 pounds. Your funeral director can help determine the appropriate size.