In selecting a casket, you will find a great variety to choose from, differing in material, craftsmanship and style. Take the time to choose, so that you are comfortable with your decision in terms of style and cost.
This is an outer burial container, now required by many cemeteries. They vary in material from cement, metal, plastic or any combination of the three. They may be sealed or unsealed.
If cremation is the choice of final disposition, the ashes will return from the crematory in a small container that is suitable for burial or placement in a mausoleum. You may decide to purchase an urn in which to place the ashen remains. As with caskets, there are a great number of urns varying in material, craftsmanship and style.
Your funeral director is best equipped to discuss your options in selecting funeral merchandise. He or she is prepared to point out the benefits of each as well as the cost variations.