What you need to know about buying a casket

Buying a casket is a significant yet challenging task. Emotions are high and judgment can be cloudy, so it’s important to make sure you’re making a sound decision. Your loved one deserves the right casket, and you deserve to find an option at the right price. Shopping for caskets should include feelings of peace and closure. This is possible with the help of Joseph A. Lucchese Funeral Home.

We’ve been helping families during this difficult time of life for generations. With our gentle expertise and desire to make the process easier for you and your family, you can count on us to help make buying a casket an easier decision for everyone. As you plan the purchase of a casket for your loved one, use this guide to help make an informed decision. The caring professionals at Joseph A. Lucchese Funeral Home will be there for you every step of the way.

What Do You Look for in a Casket?

There are many options to consider when looking for the right casket. Here are some things to think about:

1. Types of Caskets

Caskets come in two types of materials — wood and metal. Both casket types have different options to choose from, so you can find the style that suits your loved one best.

Many people choose wood caskets for their natural appearance, warm aesthetic and unique beauty. Here are some of the wooden casket options available, each with its own signature appearance and wood grain:

Metal caskets offer the smooth appearance of high-quality metal with sealing mechanisms to keep the casket airtight and water-resistant. Here are the metal casket options available to you:

2. Features on Caskets

The many additional features available can make buying a casket feel like a complicated process. At first, you may want to choose a simple casket for your loved one. But once you learn about the other options that can add a personal touch to the casket, you may decide you want to go above and beyond for your loved one’s resting place.

At Joseph A. Lucchese Funeral Home, we make considering these options easy and pleasant. We can help you pinpoint the exact features you want to help express and celebrate the life of your loved one. Together, we can find the features that help make your loved one’s casket as unique as the life they lived.

3. Casket Cost

Besides materials and features, cost is an important determining factor when choosing a casket. It’s hard to narrow down a casket price list because they can range from around a thousand to tens of thousands of dollars. Keep the price you’re willing and able to pay in mind as you start looking for a casket for your loved one.

We understand that buying a casket can be a financial strain. Let us help you find a casket at a price you can afford. We’ll work with you to secure a beautiful casket for your loved one within your price range.

How to Buy a Casket

The following four steps can help you buy the right casket for your loved one and give you the most pleasant experience possible:

Some people leave behind instructions and preferences about the kind of casket they wish to be laid to rest in

1. Consider Your Loved One’s Wishes

Some people leave behind instructions and preferences about the kind of casket they wish to be laid to rest in. This should be at the top of your list when planning funeral arrangements for your loved one. Use this information to guide your decisions and help make the process easier.

Consider the personality and lifestyle of your loved one. Did they love a certain type of wood? Does their personality coincide with the appearance of a particular metal? Would certain casket features accentuate their aesthetic? You’ll use your best judgment for many of these decisions, and following any instructions left behind will be helpful for you while honoring your loved one.

2. Set a Budget

Setting a budget can help guide your spending when looking for the right casket. Many individuals feel pressured to buy the most expensive or luxurious casket to prove their love for the deceased. While we understand this feeling, we’re here to affirm that it’s often better to stay within your budget than put a financial strain on yourself. The team at Joseph A. Lucchese Funeral Home will help you find a beautiful casket by presenting a variety of options from the bottom to the top of your price range.

3. Research the Types of Caskets and Features

There are many features available to help make your loved one’s casket one of a kind. Choose from various casket personalization details like exterior name, date and design engravings. You can even choose to have the interior casket panel embroidered with quotes and designs for an added level of individuality.

You can also buy personalized casket corners to help celebrate an aspect of your loved one’s life. These come in many shapes, colors and designs and include the following:

  • Flowers
  • Religious symbols
  • Military insignias
  • Animals and wildlife
  • Sports and hobbies

4. Choose a Trustworthy Provider

You can select the best casket possible when working with a trustworthy provider. It’s normal to be unfamiliar with the best names for quality caskets. Working with the right provider will help you make a confident, informed decision. Joseph A. Lucchese Funeral Home has a history serving the Bronx area of New York City since 1875. We offer a full range of funeral services with clear pricing and financing options. We’re your trusted casket provider and can help you with every step of the funeral process.

Joseph A Lucchese Funeral Home handles the details so you can focus on celebrating the life of your loved one

Find Out More From Joseph A. Lucchese Funeral Home

When it’s time to make funeral arrangements, you don’t have to do it alone. Rely on the professionals at Joseph A. Lucchese Funeral Home to handle the details so you can focus on celebrating the life of your loved one. When it’s time to decide on the right casket, we’ll be right beside you to help you make a decision you feel great about.

Contact us today for more information about how we can help. We graciously look forward to serving you during this time.