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Help in Selecting the Perfect Casket for Your Loved One

Published: February 6, 2023
by Welch Funeral Home

A major element of services from funeral homes in White Oak, TX. is the casket that your loved one will be resting in. Not only is this an important element because it is for your loved one, it is often a large part of the funeral service budget.

Selecting the casket can feel like an overwhelming job. With never having to purchase one before, alongside the feelings of grief and sorrow you are experiencing, this purchase can be truly difficult.

Today we are going to cover some of the things to think about when making this important purchase. By taking each consideration one at a time, it can help in making sure you select a casket you are happy with.

Consideration #1. Material of Casket

Caskets are typically available in wood and metal. Each material has its own set of properties making it unique. The type of material you choose will directly impact the cost of the casket.

For example, in the metal casket category, a steel casket will be less expensive than a bronze or copper casket. With wood caskets, oak and mahogany will typically run more expensive than a pine or walnut.

Consideration #2. Premade or Custom Casket Design

If you are looking to stay within a certain lower end budget, a premade or diy casket design is the best option. These are premade images and artwork that can be added to an existing casket. There are options to have just a single image, or the entire casket covered with a design. Families can choose anything from a simple sports logo to covering the entire casket with a design of flowers and anything in between.

If you have a little more money to spend and would like a completely unique item, consider a custom-made casket. These caskets are most often made from scratch and can be made in almost any shape you like. Families have had caskets made to look like guitars, clouds, sports cars and more.

Consideration #3. Special Features and Compartments

Other than adding a design on the outside of the casket, there are several other ways you can personalize this item. Some caskets include things like memory drawers or other secret compartments where you can place messages, or other items to be buried with your loved one.

You can also customize things on the exterior such as the corners and handles on the casket, as well as have things like embellishments and ornamental medallions added.

Final Thoughts

Choosing your loved one’s casket is a very heavy decision. You want one that will stand up to the test of time while also being something that your loved one would have liked. Knowing which one to select can be confusing.

When talking to directors from funeral homes in White Oak, TX. , make your thoughts known when it comes to the casket selection. As many funeral homes offer caskets, these knowledgeable directors will be able to guide you through the process to ensure you select the best and most appropriate casket for your loved one and your budget. Our team are here to help for any life celebration need.

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