How to Choose the Right Funeral Casket For Your Loved One

Are you looking for the best coffin for your loved one? You are not alone since a casket is an important part of any funeral event or service it needs careful consideration. Choosing the right funeral casket for your loved one is a gesture of dignity and respect for the deceased. Our funeral directors will be able to guide you on the right casket for your loved one’s funeral.


Should I Choose a Coffin or a Casket?

Whether to choose a coffin or a casket is a very personal choice which our team can advise you on, below you will see some of the key differences to help you with your choice. 

Caskets are generally more expensive than coffins because they are usually lined with more luxurious material and include extra features like cushions and interior trimmings. 

Coffins are tapered at the head and foot and are wide at the shoulders. Caskets are rectangular in shape and are usually constructed of better quality timbers and feature higher standards of workmanship. Many coffins and caskets are made from MDF timber.


The Cost of a Casket

Coffins and caskets can vary in price depending on your requirements. The price will also vary depending on whether the casket is required for a burial or a cremation. At Seaside Funerals, we have a range of caskets and coffins to suit most budgets. 


Important Tips to Consider When Choosing a Casket for Your Loved One

The following tips can be helpful and can guide you to settle on the right casket that meets your family’s taste and budget needs.


Consider the Type Your Loved Ones Would Choose for Themselves.

At this stage, you should consider what your family would want or what the loved ones would have wanted for themselves. Our funeral directors can help you to select a casket that matches their character and interests as much as possible. 


Customise the Casket to Make it Look Unique.

Do you or your family wish their loved one’s casket could be unique? You can achieve this goal by customising your casket. Here, you start by selecting the most appropriate coffin and then add logos, design or even a casket wrap. We have a full range of personalised ‘lifestyle coffins’ to give your loved one a stylish send off. You can view the full collection of lifestyle coffins here


Would You Prefer an Environmentally Friendly Coffin?

Here at Seaside Funerals, we offer a full range of wicker and cardboard ‘green coffins’ which are much better for the environment than traditional timber burial caskets.


Have a Targeted Budget in Mind When Purchasing the Casket.

Take into consideration your budget as the casket purchase can take up a large part of your entire funeral budget and is often the most expensive single item you will purchase as part of a funeral plan. Seaside Funerals have a wide range of coffins and caskets available to suit all styles and budgets. 

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