A Unique Funeral Service

Earlier this year, a close friend of mine passed away. This sweet woman was incredibly unique. Besides adoring vintage clothing, she always had extremely short hair. After her death, her son wanted to plan a funeral service with her unique style in mind. So, he immediately started working with the helpful staff at a respected funeral home in our hometown. After relaying his desires to the professional employees at the funeral home, my friend’s son decided to omit a viewing on the night before the funeral. Instead, he had the funeral home staff bring his mother’s body to the church two hours before the funeral service. He also gave anyone who wanted to speak at the funeral service an opportunity. On this blog, I hope you will discover the wonderful ways the staff at a funeral home can help you plan a unique funeral for a loved one.

What To Consider When You Are Shopping For Caskets


If you have been put in charge of making funeral arrangements after the passing of a loved one, you have to start thinking about the purchase of the casket. This is important because there are so many different options to pick from. To help you make the best selection for your loved one, you will want to spend a little time reviewing the upcoming tips.

Comparison Shop

It is important to know that you can comparison shop when it comes to shopping for caskets. Too many people make the mistake of assuming that the funeral home is the only place to buy a casket from. However, you can make your purchase through a casket retailer, possibly found in a large city near you. You can also shop online for caskets. If you do happen to make your purchase online, you will want to give them the address of the funeral home so you are not stuck worrying about how you would transport a casket from your home to the funeral home. Just make sure that you are giving the director of the funeral home advance notice so they will know when to expect the casket to arrive.

Look at the Types Available

There are a few options to pick from when you are looking at caskets. There are caskets made out of wood, fiberglass, and metal. If you are burying a religious loved one, there are pine caskets that do not have any metal on them at all, which is important to some faiths. If your loved one was morbidly obese, they may not be able to fit into a standard-sized casket. Instead, you will have to shop for oversized caskets, which are made with people like your loved one in mind. 

With those tips in mind, you will want to go ahead and start examining the casket options that are within your price range. The sooner you start looking at all of the different caskets available and talking with the funeral home director, the sooner you will be able to finalize all of the arrangements. If you find that it starts to become overwhelming for you to look at the caskets in person, you might want to take a close friend or family member with you so they can be your support and maybe even help you make your final decision on which casket to pick.

For more information on your casket options, contact a retailer that sells products like 20 gauge steel silver caskets.


22 July 2019