Can I Rent A Casket For A Ceremony/Gathering Before Cremation?

By: Tom Gallagher
Friday, February 24, 2023

Yes, you can rent a casket for a ceremony or before cremation. This is a common practice for many families who wish to honor the life of their loved one with a traditional ceremony/gathering but don’t want to incur the cost of purchasing a casket.

At Nutmeg State Cremation Society, we recommend that clients rent a casket for a ceremony/gathering before cremation. It gives the family time to arrange for a permanent burial or memorial service at a later date if they choose.

You do not need a casket if you have chosen direct cremation. A direct cremation is an option in which the body is cremated shortly after death without a formal viewing or other funeral services. The family transports the body to the crematorium in an alternative container, where it is then cremated. There is typically no memorial service or visitation, though some families may choose to hold a private memorial service at some point.

Where Can You Get A Casket For A Ceremony/Gathering Before Cremation?

A cremation provider may have caskets available for rent, or they may be able to provide you with information on where to rent a casket. Additionally, some funeral homes may be able to provide you with a casket for a ceremony/gathering before cremation. It is best to contact your local cremation provider for more specific information.

Things To Focus On When Renting A Casket For A Ceremony/Gathering

When renting a casket, it is essential to be aware of any additional fees associated with the rental. These may include delivery fees, set-up fees, and storage fees.

If you plan to rent a casket for a ceremony/gathering before cremation, it is crucial to be aware of any rules or regulations that may be in place in your area. It is also essential to read the rental agreement carefully to ensure that you understand all of the terms and conditions associated with the rental.

Benefits Of Renting A Casket For A Funeral

Renting a casket for cremation has many benefits for those who wish to have a simple, dignified service for their loved ones. Here are some of the top benefits of renting a casket for a ceremony/gathering before cremation:

  • Cost Savings- Renting a casket for cremation is typically much less expensive than purchasing a casket. This can be especially helpful for those on a tight budget or seeking to save money for their funeral arrangements.
  • Dignity- Renting a casket for cremation allows the family to maintain the dignity and respect of their loved one’s funeral service without the added expense of purchasing a casket.
  • Environmental Impact- Renting a casket for cremation can help reduce the environmental impact of purchasing a casket.
  • Simplicity- Renting a casket for cremation provides a simple, dignified way to honor the life of your loved one without the added expense and complexity of purchasing a casket.
  • Flexibility- Renting a casket for cremation allows you to choose a casket type, size, and color that best fits your needs and budget.

Cost-Effective Funeral Services

We provide dignified direct cremation is a good option for those who wish to keep their funeral costs low or who would like a more simple and private memorial. It is also a good choice for those unable to attend a traditional funeral service. Direct cremation allows for a loved one's remains to be handled respectfully and dignifiedly without the expense of a full funeral service.

We place a premium on satisfying our clients by exceeding their expectations. Our products and services are of the highest quality because we take the time to teach our clients about them and give them the freedom to make the most informed decisions possible. When planning a cremation, we make it simple for bereaved families. All the things you need to honor the life of a deceased loved one are right here, and we make it easy to get them.

We can explain the cremation process and costs to you so that you may make a well-informed choice about whether you want a ceremony/gathering. Fill out this online form to contact us, and we will have a staff member contact you to discuss your direct cremation needs. Please call us at 203-348-0443 if you have questions about this or our other services at Nutmeg State Cremation Society.

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