Are You Out To Buy a Funeral Casket ? You Will Need To Read This
Funerals will most of the time catch us unaware and unprepared. There is something in each of us that refuses to let us believe that someone dear to us is about to die and we should make the preparations in advance. Whatever may be the reason, shopping for a casket usually is a very difficult process, because of the overwhelming grief felt at that time.
Knowing the Rules Will Help
When you go out to buy a funeral casket you must know the basic rules and should not be shy to ask for better (lower) prices. The custom with the funeral homes is to quote the higher priced funeral caskets first in the hope that these will be sold faster. Hence, you could ask for a funeral casket within a certain range and/or cheaper than the one quoted or the cheapest available with them.
The funeral caskets come in all possible shapes, sizes, materials and prices. It would be good if, before you set out for ordering such a casket, you would have some ground idea about:
- what is the average cost involved,
- what materials are the most popular and why,
- how much each type costs,
- what are the things that you have to check to ensure that the casket deserves the price you are paying for it
- what should be the materials used inside, etc
- which funeral casket is used for rent/ which is good for cremation/ which is used for burial
- which is best used for open funeral casket
- whether the casket should be ornate or just polished or simply painted
- whether a glass casket has any advantages over the wooden or others made of different materials
These are only a few of the details you will need to know. It is usually advisable to take the help of a friend or a funeral director who after consulting with you on the major outline of the funeral service can take all the decisions and action on your behalf. The funeral director can be of invaluable help at such time, because they are aware of the market trends, price range and the entire discount rate range that the funeral homes offer.
It is always difficult for people who are grieving to be proactive during the funeral purchases. In case you cannot have a funeral director, ask for volunteers from among your friends who could lend you a hand to cope with the planning and organizing of the funeral.