When it comes to planning a dignified funeral, there are countless aspects to finalize, but a casket might be one of the most important facets of a traditional burial. After all, it’s the last thing the deceased’s loved ones will see as they say their final goodbyes. If you’re having trouble choosing the ideal resting place for a friend, relative, or yourself, consider the following helpful tips.
A Guide to Choosing the Right Casket
1. Set Your Limits
If you’ve ever purchased a car or a large piece of furniture, you know how important it is to set a budget before browsing. If you walk into a store that offers everything on the market, you’re bound to be drawn to the highest quality or most attractive. The same goes for casket shopping. When reviewing your funds for a funeral, set a limit before heading to the funeral home or casket provider. That way, you don’t have to siphon funds from another category of the arrangements.
2. Bring a Friend
Whether you’re shopping for yourself or a loved one, making plans for a funeral service is no walk in the park. Therefore, it’s smart to bring a friend or relative who can provide both moral and practical support. If you’re shopping for someone else, bring somebody who knew the deceased well and can offer valuable input on materials or appearance.
3. Ask Questions
If you have time, prepare a list of questions before going to look at caskets. Either way, queries are likely to arise once you get into the browsing process. If you don’t see a specific material or shape you had in mind, don’t hesitate to ask if there are more options in a catalog, or if custom caskets are available. Also, ask if there are any additional fees related to the casket that most customers don’t expect.
If you’re ready to shop for a high-quality casket for yourself or a loved one, place your trust in Porto Funeral Homes of New Haven County. They are proud to offer both traditional burial and cremation services to their clients, and they can help you come to a decision you feel content with. For more information on their offerings, visit the website, and call (203) 467-3000 to schedule an in-person appointment in East Haven or (203) 934-5000 in West Haven, CT.