As someone dies in the family, it will be the rest of the members’ responsibility to plan the funeral of the deceased member. This may be a very tough time but tasks still need to be accomplished for the burial to take place.
One proven approach to finalize everything is to delegate the tasks. If you are assigned in choosing the coffin, then here are some tips on how you will be able to do so properly:
- Determine which funeral company your deceased family member had a plan with. If that specific family member does not have any pre-planned services, then you can check which funeral houses in your local area that offers caskets or funerary boxes. Contact the person assigned on choosing the funeral house so you would know which company to approach too.
- Contact the funeral company and ask when the director will be available for a meeting. It is always better to set an appointment for you to be able to ask your questions freely.
- Call your siblings and ask them to go with you to the appointment. If everyone is there, all of you can help pick which funerary box to choose and the design too.
- You can call the funeral company again and ask them to email to you a general price list of the coffins that they offer including the material and some pictures if available. This way, you would know the price range of their caskets and you can set a budget. Every state law indicates that it is imperative for these companies to provide you with their pricelist. It is your right and it will be very useful as you narrow your choices down to the ones within your budget.
- Choose the material that you prefer for the funerary box. Many funeral homes offer a variety of coffins from wood to metal. If you want the box to be environment friendly, you can choose a wooden type. Metal funerary boxes look very elegant since they can be buffed to look shiny.
- Choose a design from among their pre-made boxes or you can have the design customized according to your liking. Once the design has been chosen, place your order and pay the fees.