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Saturday, January 23, 2010

Suggestions On Choosing An Appropriate Casket

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By Jacky Samuel

The sad demise of a family member is one of the saddest moments for any family, and hence, it is important to be ready for it to ensure your grief is not heightened. Purchasing a casket is one of the most important requirements of a funeral and yet a large number of people are totally ignorant about how to buy one. Here are a few tips that should be taken into account when purchasing a casket.

Firstly, you should check out the material of the casket you want to purchase for the funeral. You can either go for wood, which can be found in lots of grains, colours and types such as mahogany, cherry, and maple, or you can go for hard metal caskets, which are usually made of stainless steel and come in different colours. When choosing between these two types of caskets, you would need to consider the look of the exterior as per your preference and how much you are ready to pay.

In terms of make, you can go for half couch or full couch, which determines the kind of lid provided on the casket. In a half couch lid, only the top half of the body can be exhibited, while the full couch provides a full view of the entire body.

You can also select from a wide range of casket sizes. Therefore, you should have an exact idea of the body size of the deceased to see if you will require any modifications to be carried out on one of the regular sizes.

Another important thing to consider is the place to buy the casket from. You can purchase it from a reputed casket shop or funeral home in your locality. Normally the prices are too high in the funeral homes. It is therefore recommended to find and contact online or offline specialised dealers for purchasing the right casket. However, you should keep in mind that your expenses will also include the cost of the casket's freighting from the shop to your home.

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