Finding The Best Urn And Casket Options

Finding The Best Urn And Casket Options

Helpful Tips For Saving Money When Planning A Funeral

Tanya Carter

If you are getting ready to plan a funeral, you might be concerned about what it is going to cost. To help make sure that you are able to save as much money as possible, you might want t take advantage of some of the following suggestions.

Purchase The Casket Someplace Other Than The Funeral Home

Many funeral homes will have caskets to sell grieving families. If you did not know that you could save money by shopping for one elsewhere, you might believe that those caskets are your only option. However, you can save a lot of money by purchasing the casket directly from a wholesale company. If they are not local, they may be able to ship the casket to you. Ask the funeral home if they could ship it directly to them, or it can be shipped to your home. You will simply use a truck to take it to the funeral home when they are ready for it. There are now also some big chain stores that sell caskets to their customers so you will have a few places to comparison shop at.

Skip The Burial

Instead of having your loved one buried, you can go with a cremation service instead. Do not make the mistake of assuming that if you opt for the cremation that you and your loved ones will not be able to attend a viewing. You can still have a viewing of the deceased. Just after the viewings are finished, instead of going to a cemetery, the funeral director will have the cremation process started. You will then receive the ashes of your loved one. Not only will you save money because you will not have to purchase a burial plot and a headstone, but you will not have to purchase a casket either. Many funeral home actually rent caskets to families that have decided to go with the cremation option. This casket is used during the viewing, but it not used in the cremation process. 

Ask Guests For Donations Instead Of Flowers

Many people are used to purchasing expensive flowers to have delivered to the funeral home for the viewing of the deceased. These flowers will perish and you might see that as wasted money. Instead, you can ask that friends and family make a direct donation to the funeral home in order to help cover some of the costs of the funeral. You can let many people know about your request in person, add that bit of information in the obituary, or have the funeral director advise people of your wishes should they call for an address for the sending of flowers.

With those three helpful tips in mind, you should find that it is rather easy to save a good bit of money when you are planning a funeral. Contact a funeral home, like Maple Ridge Funeral Chapel & Crematorium funeral chapel, for more help.


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Finding The Best Urn And Casket Options

Hi everyone, my name is Peter Holly. I am interested in teach others about the various urn and casket options on the market today. I would also like to explore the history of the creation and display of urns and caskets. When my father died, I took a long time to select the best urn for display on my mantle. I wanted to hold the ashes in a creation that encapsulated the personality of my father. I eventually selected a small wooden box with a cherry finish and bronze accents. If my father had wanted a burial instead, it probably would have taken even longer to select the best casket. There are just so many interior finishes available in addition to all of the exterior designs. Please come by often for assistance in finding your best urn or casket options.