Can I Rent a Casket For a Ceremony or Gathering Before Cremation?

By: Brian K. Daly
Tuesday, March 1, 2022

As funeral costs continue to rise, some families may look for cost-cutting measures. The casket is among the most expensive components of traditional funerals. Even if the family elects for cremation, the casket is expected to remain present all through the funeral service.

However, it may be unnecessary to purchase a casket from a funeral home/third-party source. Given that contemporary caskets can cost upwards of $1,000, a less expensive alternative may offer some families consolation during this trying time.

How would this issue be resolved? While renting a casket may seem unusual at first, it is doable. This information from Ocean County Cremation Service will walk you through the process of renting a casket, so you can decide whether it is the appropriate choice for you or a loved one.

How to Rent a Casket

Simply said, you can rent a casket if necessary. If you cannot afford a new casket, you can rent one for the funeral. This is typical practice in an open-casket funeral in which the deceased person's mortal remains are at the venue. Numerous funeral homes and third-party companies provide reusable caskets as an affordable alternative to standard ones.

Is a repurposed casket sanitary and secure? How can funeral homes keep their amenities clean if they are used for several bodies? Do not be alarmed; rental caskets are quite clean. The inside of the casket is removable. The body will never come into contact with the exterior of the casket, and the funeral home disposes of the inner section between uses.

If you prefer cremation, the casket is lined with either a cardboard crate or a clean cloth. This is a normal practice in cremation. This simplifies the process and ensures the safety and cleanliness of all procedures.

If you have any queries or need additional information on ways to memorialize your loved ones, feel to get in touch with Ocean County Cremation Service professionals. We are here to assist you in any way possible.

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