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Factors to consider when choosing caskets and urns for your departed loved one

By on Feb 4, 2015 in funeral planning |

When a loved one dies, the process of arranging for the funeral and burial can be overwhelming. Everybody desires to give their loved one a befitting send off. This might prove tasking or challenging especially if you have to do it all by yourself.

Granted, choosing the burial vessel or casket for your loved one is one aspect of the planning process which should not stress you. When it comes to choosing the ideal burial vessel, you will need to consider the desires expressed by the deceased before the death happened. Perhaps you might also have to consider the religious traditions of the deceased person. However, most often you will discover that you are left to decide and choose the ideal burial vessel for the deceased person.

It is always important for you to remember that there is no right or wrong casket or urn option. Most people look for burial vessels by considering the budget, religious traditions and the cemetery specifications. Traditional burial caskets are made of wood and lined with some pleasant material like wool. You can also request the casket makers to customize the casket to fit your own specifications. Some families go out of their way to ensure that the casket is coated with some precious metal like gold and lined with expensive material like silk or satin.

If the deceased comes from a community that exercises cremation as a burial right, you can choose an ideal urn from different types that are available on the market. Most urns found on the market are made from long lasting material such as brass, stainless steel and bronze. You can also choose an urn from the classic style urns which are made of marble, oak, granite or cloisonné.

Finally, it is important to ensure that the type of urn or casket you purchase fits your budget and gives your loved deceased person a dignified and befitting send off.