Can I Rent A Casket For A Ceremony Or Gathering Before Cremation?

By: Myles O'Riordan
Friday, February 18, 2022

As funeral prices continue to grow, some families may explore alternatives to save money. The expense of the coffin or casket is one of the most costly aspects of traditional funerals. Even if the family chooses cremation for their departed member, it is customary for the coffin or casket to be present throughout the funeral service.

However, it turns out that you may not need to acquire a brand-new coffin or casket from a funeral home or any third-party supplier. As newer caskets can cost anywhere up to a thousand dollars, a cheaper alternative may provide some families comfort during this difficult time.

How is this problem to be resolved? While it may seem strange at first, renting a coffin or casket is possible. This guide will dissect the process of renting a coffin or casket so that you can determine if it is the right decision for you or a loved one.

Here’s How You Can Rent a Casket

To put it simply, you may rent a casket if required. If you or a loved one cannot buy a new casket for the funeral, you may rent one. This is a customary practice for open-casket funerals in which the body is presented to attendees. Numerous funeral homes and third-party providers offer reusable caskets as an alternative to traditional caskets for more economical memorial services.

Is a reused casket hygienic and safe? How can funeral houses keep it clean if used for several bodies? Do not be concerned; rental caskets will be clean. The casket's inside is detachable. The body will never be exposed to the casket's exterior, and the funeral home will dispose of the internal part between usages.

If you prefer to cremate your loved one, the casket is lined with a wooden box or a clean cloth. These are frequently used in conjunction with cremation. This streamlines the process and guarantees that all procedures are safe and clean.

If you need any additional information, feel free to call us and speak with the funeral director at Wagg Funeral Home. We can help you preplan a funeral and provide information about the different services available.

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