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

By: David Tindall
Monday, April 18, 2022

As funeral prices continue to escalate, there are times when families look for cost-cutting measures. The casket is one of the most expensive components of traditional funerals. Even if the family elects for cremation, the casket is expected to remain present during the funeral service.

However, purchasing a new casket from a funeral home or other third-party source may be unnecessary. Given that contemporary caskets can cost upwards of $1,000, a less expensive alternative may offer some families consolation during this trying time.

How will this issue be resolved? While renting a casket may seem unusual at first, it is doable. This guide from Tindall Funeral Home will walk you through renting a casket, allowing you to decide if it is the appropriate choice for you or a loved one.

How To Rent A Casket

Simply said, you may rent a casket if necessary. If you or a cherished one cannot afford a new casket, you can rent one for their funeral. This is traditional during open-casket burials in which the deceased person's mortal remains are displayed to the mourners. Numerous funeral homes and third-party companies provide reusable caskets, which have become an affordable alternative to standard caskets.

Is a repurposed casket sterile and secure? How can funeral homes keep their facilities clean if they are utilized for several bodies? Do not be alarmed; rental caskets are quite clean. The inside of the casket is removable. The body will never come into contact with the casket's exterior, and the funeral home disposes of the inside component between uses.

If you prefer cremation, the casket is lined with either a wooden box or a soft cloth. This is a common practice during cremation. This simplifies the process and ensures the safety and hygiene of all operations.

For more information on cremation, pre-planning services, or advice, contact Tindall Funeral Home at (315) 468-5521.

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