Loss, death, and grief happen to everyone. No family is exempt from this inevitable reality because of natural causes, disease, or accidents. That is why we should also be prepared for any eventuality. This is advanced planning. In this light, choosing a casket is integral to planning for a funeral.
Choosing a Casket: Burial Choices for Funeral Planning
One component about planning your funeral is choosing a casket or a coffin. This is no longer a taboo subject because people are now more open-minded that this is inevitable. There is nothing morbid about it because it is being practical.
Plus, if you plan ahead, your purchase now won’t be affected by further inflation rates.
There are numerous styles, sizes, and shapes of caskets to consider. Everything is dependent on your budget and whether you want to be buried in a mausoleum or in a traditional site.
Here are some tips in choosing a casket.
In order to find a coffin, lookup about the funeral homes around the area. Visit the homes virtually.
There are usually more options available on the funeral home’s website and you can order the coffin that you like.
Ask for a Price List
When you talk to the funeral home representative, ask for a price list as well as a list of funeral services they offer.
Some homes provide the basics with the cost of the coffin while others have a set price for everything that you want to include.
Some of the items they can provide are flower arrangements or memorial pamphlets for the people who attend your funeral. Flower arrangements can be for the whole chapel during the wake or just on top of the coffin.
Some funeral homes will match the prices offered by competitor’s in the area if they see that your business will go to someone else unless the price is dropped.
Purchasing a Casket Online
If you don’t feel comfortable talking to someone about planning your funeral, then consider looking online. It’s much like shopping online.
Make sure you look at the measurements so that you get something that will suit your height and width.
Online casket retailers will usually offer lower prices than a funeral home. That is because they don’t offer the other services that are offered by a funeral home.
Meanwhile, some funeral homes will offer a discount on services if you show that you have already purchased a casket.
Choosing a Casket for Cremation
If you plan on being cremated, then consider renting a coffin instead of buying one. Yes, casket rental services are available because it is now the most pragmatic option.
With Covid-19, more and more of the dead are being cremated to prevent the spread of the virus. The family is even no longer allowed to see the body of their departed loved one. How sad it is that even the process of mourning is cut short!
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Going back to renting a casket. This will lower the costs associated with planning your funeral while still having the coffin that you prefer.
Choosing a casket can be a tricky business. The important thing is that you shop around. Look for several choices so that you can make the best and most practical one.
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