(Closed) What do you want to happen to your body when you die?

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Post # 76
692 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Cremated or donated to medical university for practice

Post # 77
40 posts
  • Wedding: March 2017

I wanna be bronzed and mounted in my front yard.

Post # 78
2543 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

krossu2:  lol omg. thanks for that laugh

Post # 79
1653 posts
Bumble bee

I’m not sure what I want, most likely cremation because it’s cheaper. I just hate the thought of being put into a furnace when I’m dead, geez I hope it don’t hurt to much. Lmao

Post # 80
516 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2016 - Cambridge Mill

BrynneF:  I am registered as an organ donor so any part of me that can be salvaged will be, given that and how much I hate open caskets, I want what is left of me to be cremated. As a kid I always wanted my ashes added to fireworks and set off after my funeral. I love fireworks and they make most people happy BUT I know this is probably a really hard thing to do so having my ashes burried and planted with a tree would be really nice instead. Or having them sprinked in the river near my house that I grew up in.

Post # 81
918 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015 - Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception / Courtyard Marriott Legacy Ballroom

Funny, I was just asking Darling Husband on our way to lunch when he thinks we should buy our cemetery plots – he was thinking in 20 years or so Due to religious reasons, I’m going to have to be interred after I die, but I’m undecided whether I want to be cremated first or buried in a casket. Either way, Darling Husband will definitely be interred next to me!

Post # 83
528 posts
Busy bee

The only thing I care about is that my organs be donated and that my family/DH do NOT have an open casket viewing (unless they really, really want to and it is immediate family only).  Other than that, I have told them to do whatever would make them feel the best so long as they don’t spend very much money.  I figure it isn’t going to matter to me what’s happening since I’ll be dead and all so they may as well do whatever will bring them the most closure.

My mom had asked to be cremated and spread on a beach but we still have her ashes in a box somewhere 6.5 years later because we don’t know where to spread her.  I saw some discussion earlier in the thread about viewing someone prior to cremation – the funeral home I used left it entirely up to me, but they did explain what to expect and we opted out of seeing the body.  I didn’t want what they were describing to be my last memory of my mother.

Darling Husband wants to be buried at sea (not cremated and then the ashes dumped, he wants his actual body dropped off the side of a boat).  I don’t even know if you can do that but I like the idea of it.

Post # 84
302 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

I’m an organ donor… so let them take my useable organs first, then cremation. As of right now, I want to be put in a columbarium at a summer camp I grew up attending and worked at. But that could change in a few years depending on where Fiance and I end up!

Fiance wants a full burial with casket. 

Funny story… a few years ago my parents went to go meet with a local funeral director to make their plans and pay for everything. They got in the car, started talking… Dad wants a traditional burial with a casket, with a church funeral. Mom wants to be cremated and her ashes spread somewhere. My dad was all worked up that my mom didn’t want to be buried with him. The ended up putting the car back into park, and deciding that they’ll let us (me and my 3 siblings) decide for them when they pass away. LOL. 

Post # 85
9606 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2016

torn… burial means i take up ground space, but cremation means I release CO2 in the atmosphere… I honestly don’t care what happens to my body, I just don’t want my last ‘act’ to be something that screws up the ecosystem.  And it seems like, no matter what, it sort of does.

Donor for sure, though for the sake of my family I probably wouldn’t give the rest to science.  Having a place to leave your grief is very helpful for many.

Post # 86
329 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

I had no clue you could be turned into a diamond???? That kinda creeps me out, like wearing grandma as an engagment ring lol. I want to be cremated.

I say it takes a special person to donate their body to science; after what I witnessed in my cadaver labs thats a BIG hell no.

Post # 87
258 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2016 - Sand Key Park- Clearwater Beach Elopement

My fiance wants to be cremated, and I have no opinion one way or the other, so I’m going the cremation route as well.

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