Coffins and Caskets for Viewing and Burial
The Importance of a Funeral Casket
Funeral coffins and caskets are decorative boxes used to display and bury a deceased loved one. After a funeral service, it is lowered into a burial vault. For those planning a traditional burial, it's customary to select a casket while making final arrangements. There are many different types of caskets to choose from.
Additionally, a cremation urn can be placed into coffins and caskets and laid into the ground for generations of loved ones to be able to visit and remember. In most cemeteries, a body or urn cannot be buried without a casket.
To help with the planning process, MemorialPlanning.com offers pre-paid funeral caskets as an option. This allows you to select the casket you would want for yourself now, years or even decades into the future, and begin a payment plan now. Paying in today's dollars can save thousands in inflation costs, and also remove the burden from your family of trying to determine what you would have wanted.
In the United States, the average cost of a casket is between $2,000 and $5,000. However, the price of a casket can differ greatly from state to state. In many instances, you can see a range of prices starting as low as $600 to as high as $10,000 or even more for specialty caskets.
The cost is determined by the material used, such as wood, metal, fiberglass, plastic, bamboo, or wicker. The style of a casket also influences the price. The more ornate or modern design a casket has, the more expensive it tends to be. Some caskets come with features such as linings, pillows, and handles which can also increase the price.
We recommend contacting a cemetery near you to learn about specific casket and coffin costs in your area.
Why Pre-Pay for Your Funeral Casket?
Final arrangements can be quite expensive. When you consider not just the cost of a burial casket, but also the memorial service, burial plots, burial vaults, headstones, floral tributes, and everything else included in your funeral planning checklist - these expenses add up quickly. It's not uncommon for funerals to cost $10,000 or more.
In many cases, the price of a casket is one of the most expensive parts of a funeral. If you have concerns regarding the affordability of your funeral or want to avoid burdening your loved ones with picking your casket, buying your casket in advance is a great option.
At Memorial Planning, caskets can be purchased through a majority of our funeral homes or cemeteries near you. If cost is a concern, we can also advise on inexpensive burial options like cremation and other cemetery-related costs.
Choose your pre-paid funeral casket now. Download a free, no-obligation guide that includes more information about why to plan in advance and how to get started.
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