Do You Need A Casket For Cremation Services?

Posted on June 27th, 2022 by Joe Pray under Cremation
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If it comes time to make plans for cremation services in Nashville, MI for yourself or a loved one, you have to take the time to figure out which things you need to buy or which ones are not necessary. One of the things you should consider when you are planning cremation services is if you need to buy a casket. Most of the time there is no need to use a casket for cremation services but there may be some situations where you want to use one to enhance the services. Here are some things to consider when trying to make a decision about buying a casket for the cremation.


When you decide to have a viewing before you have a cremation service, you might want to get a casket to put the body in during the viewing. Not everyone wants to have a viewing so you need to decide if it’s the right thing for your family. If you do have viewing and don’t want to pay for a casket, you may ask to borrow one a casket or rent one from the funeral home. Some crematories may also offer them for rent. You can also buy one and then donate it to someone else who may need to be buried in it.

The Right Type

Not every casket is made for cremation services so you need to decide if you have the right type of casket for the cremation. The crematory may be willing to cremate your loved one in a casket, but it will have to be made of the right materials and be the right size to fit into the incinerator. You should also consider that anything that is cremated with the body will be mixed with the ashes of the deceased. If you don’t want there to be anything mixed with them, you may want to have the body cremated without a casket.

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Anytime you add anything extra to cremation services, they become less affordable and may cost you more money. Caskets can be expensive and if you are already on a tight budget, you might not want to add anything else to make it more costly. If you don’t want to add any extra expenses to the services, then don’t consider buying a casket an option. There is no need for one if you have a direct cremation.

If you are ready to make plans cremation services in Nashville, MI and you need to decide if you want to have a casket for the services or if you need one. The above tips can help make your decisions easier and let you decide if a casket is the right option for you. If you are ready to make your plans and you need some help working out the details, be sure to consider giving us a call. We are happy to help you with every aspect of cremation planning. Stop by or give us a cal today to learn more.

Joe Pray

Pray Funeral Home's mission is to enhance the well being of the families of our community by creatively meeting the changing needs of those we serve by providing respectful, dignified service, creative personalization, staff assistance, and aftercare in a comfortable and caring environment.

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