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How to Choose a Casket for a Loved One February 27, 2017

Bristol, Hartford County
How to Choose a Casket for a Loved One, Bristol, Connecticut

After the loss of a loved one, it is challenging to make decisions regarding their funeral service while dealing with your own grief. One aspect that needs to be addressed is what casket to choose. Fortunately, you don’t have to make this decision alone. The compassionate team at Dunn Funeral Home in Bristol, CT, is here to help you make the best choice in this trying time by answering some common questions about the decision.

FAQs on Choosing a Casket

How Much Do Caskets Cost?

The cost of a casket depends on the material it’s composed of, including the interior padding and any engraving or handle embellishments. The average cost of a wood or metal casket is roughly $2,000, but they can cost as much as $10,000 for an ornate mahogany or bronze version. 

Do Caskets Vary Based on Purpose?

casketCaskets can vary significantly depending on whether your loved one is being buried and if the funeral is a traditional service. If you’re considering cremation and a memorial service instead of an open casket viewing, you may be able to choose a simpler casket.

Is Casket Selection Part of Funeral Pre-Planning?

Nowadays, funeral pre-planning is a popular choice. Planning ahead ensures one’s wishes are carried out and that friends and family don’t suffer any financial strain when trying to arrange services. When you’re in the process of picking out a casket, make sure you’re following the wishes of the deceased. In many situations, the funeral casket may have already been selected. 

Are Eco-Friendly Options Available?

There are eco-friendly caskets available. These options are typically made of cardboard or biodegradable materials like bamboo or wicker. They are often used when a body is going to be cremated or if the deceased requests a green burial. Eco-friendly caskets are also significantly less expensive than traditional wood or metal options. 

If you need the assistance of a professional, compassionate funeral director to assist with memorial service planning, call Dunn Funeral Home today at (860) 583-9219. To find out more about how they can help you find the perfect casket to honor your loved one, visit their website

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