Whether you are buying a casket after losing a loved one or you are buying one for your own future, there are certain things you should consider before purchasing, including the material of the casket.
At The Gardens of Boca Raton – Cemetery & Chapel we don’t allow simple wood caskets to be buried here. We do have two caskets that have a metal insert liner, that’s used for wood caskets. But for 99 percent of our families, we require a metal sealed casket. People can pick out anything that appeals to their eye – and their budget.
Different types of caskets, do different things over the course of time. Our metal 20-gauge sealer casket will do the same thing as a solid bronze casket for a funeral, but over time, it won’t do the same thing as far as protection. A metal casket is the best way to protect their remains from the outdoor elements.
Understand that the casket might be the largest single expense you have for a funeral, and many times, it comes when we are emotionally upset over the loss of a family member or friend. This is where it’s important to deal with a cemetery and funeral home that doesn’t take advantage of those vulnerabilities.
Garrett Jacobs, the owner of Boca Raton Funeral Home and Cremation Service. He’s also the co-owner of The Gardens of Boca Raton – Cemetery & Chapel, and he believes in taking great care of those suffering the loss of a friend or family member.
“Some people buy their caskets out of grief, but as a good business owner. I don’t want them leaving here being burdened by debt after they overspent because they loved that person. I will definitely educate them – these caskets all do the same thing.” — Garrett Jacobs
Jacobs and his team will help walk you through all the steps in figuring out what type of casket you should buy, at the right cost for you and your family.
Personalizing a Casket Makes All the Difference
One of the reasons a family might choose one casket over other caskets is based on eye appeal alone.
There could even be a connection with the colors in the deceased person’s life, like if they owned a silver car, then putting them in a silver-colored casket might make the most sense. What about their house? Is their home decorated with specific colors that might work for their caskets?
“We once had a woman that was known for always wearing roses,” Jacobs said. “So she was buried in a primrose-colored casket.”
Along with the same concepts of color, a casket might be chosen to go along with what the person will be wearing when they are buried. Since this is the only time they’ll both be viewed together, it makes sense that they match, and it can help make a beautiful funeral or viewing.
Many caskets often allow for medallions that serve as wonderful visuals, helping highlight the main interests and facets of that person’s life.
“The more things you can do to personalize the casket and the property, the better,” said Jacobs.
Knowing what type of casket to buy is just one of the many decisions you’ll be making during this troubling time. Get help from your funeral home director, like Garrett Jacobs, at The Garden of Boca Raton – Cemetery & Chapel.