Save Money: Rent a Casket!
If you’re looking to save money, ask your funeral home about renting a casket
Caskets are among the most expensive items involved in a funeral service: On average, funeral planners pay $2,300 for a casket. But if a casket of that amount is simply out of your budget, you have another option – a casket rental.
Why rent a casket?
Let’s say, just for the viewing, you want to use a mahogany or bronze casket that typically sells for $8,000. If you can’t afford to pay that much, or if you just want the casket for the viewing and would prefer a simple pine casket for the burial or are planning a cremation following the viewing, ask the funeral director about renting the casket.
What is a “casket rental?”
Most funeral homes have specified “rental caskets” with a removable interior. To give the appearance of the body laying inside the casket, the body is placed within a wooden box which is then placed inside the rental casket. In this way, the body never touches the rental casket so the funeral home can reuse it as needed.
Have questions about renting a casket?
If you have any questions as you’re deciding about caskets, please don’t hesitate to contact any eFuneral team member. Each of us is here to guide you every step of the way. And in case you’re wondering, all of our services are free. We will never ask you for a penny!
And for more money-saving tips, read our article on planning an inexpensive funeral service.