How to Find the Right Casket in 4 Steps

Unless you’ve organized a funeral before, nothing prepares you for the sheer amount of work involved in the process. 

There’s often so much to do that it’s difficult to clear your head long enough to make focused observations and decisions. 

You have to figure out many things, from taking out an obituary in the paper to sending out invitations and deciding where you want the funeral service to be. 

However, choosing a casket has to be up there with the most important decisions that you’ll make at this time because it’ll be your loved one’s final resting place. Literally. 

Here are some tips to help you figure out how to choose the right casket: 

  1. Decide on a Budget

Surely your loved one has left behind some sort of funeral policy to help pay for the funeral arrangements. Once you know what your budget is, you can start shopping for a casket in earnest. 

Make sure that it’s something that you can afford while being decent enough to give your loved one a solid send-off. 

Plus, determining your budget will help to narrow down your options and you’ll avoid looking at caskets that are out of your price range. 

  1. Go Through Caskets Within Your Budget

As soon as you’ve established a budget, you can then start looking at different options within that price range. 

Take your time to consider each option, keeping in mind that caskets come in different colors, shades, and decorations. 

Perhaps your loved one liked a certain material and you know that they would’ve appreciated having their casket lined with it. 

Some places such as Memorials.com are even willing to customize the casket for you at short notice if you ask nicely. This may add a bit to the price but it will be well worth it so you should definitely consider this option.

  1. Check the Size of the Casket

The majority of caskets typically measure in the dimensions of 23 inches tall, 28 inches wide, and 84 inches long. This is the standard size of a casket and it’s usually large enough to fit an average adult. 

However, there are also custom caskets that are either larger or smaller depending on the situation. 

That’s why you should also take your loved one’s height and weight into consideration when picking a casket to make sure that it’s the right size for them. 

  1. Pick One That Your Loved One Would Have Liked 

You should also consider the preferences of the deceased when deciding on a casket. What did they like? 

If they were reserved in life then they wouldn’t want to go out with a bang and would probably prefer something simple and to the point. 

On the other hand, if they were bubbly and socially inclined then you’ll want a casket that reflects their personality with all the frills on offer. 

Basically, make sure that it’s something that your loved one would appreciate if they were looking down at you from ‘up there’. 

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