Buying a casket and other funeral items is part of planning a funeral. But always ask questions about features you need to look at when selecting a casket at funeral homes in Washington Township, MI. Everybody talks about the material used to make the casket but there are other smaller details that people overlook only to regret when it’s too late. Caskets are a huge purchase which means you should pay attention to the following to make the right purchase.
A casket bedding provides a comfortable surface for the deceased to lie on. Some people dismiss this feature as a trivial detail forgetting that the quality of the bedding determines how good it is at absorbing moisture and any bodily fluids. The bedding used can prevent a problem from becoming a disaster. High-end caskets often come with bedding made from velvet and satin. Choosing the right color of bedding may also affect the appearance of your loved one. So, choose a color that complements the deceased person’s skin color and appearance.
Do The Hinges Work
You are likely to deal with faulty casket hinges if you buy from online vendors. Hinges help you open and close the casket with ease. If you are having a traditional funeral with a viewing, you are going to have to open and close the casket lid multiple times. The hinges on low-quality caskets can break or fail easily. A situation where the funeral service has ended but the casket lid cannot close securely can cause unnecessary delays. Hinges also add to the aesthetics of the casket, which means that low-quality hinges will make the casket look cheap.
Fabrics Used As Interior Lining
Silk is a popular choice for the interior of the casket but there are other affordable options such as cotton, felt, polyester, and velvet. Cotton is a great choice if you are environmentally conscious because it is a breathable natural fabric. Velvet and satin are the most popular choices because they have a great texture and come in a variety of colors. Silk is also smooth to the touch and shiny in appearance but is not as affordable. If you are having trouble choosing the right fabric, choose the option you think your loved one would have preferred.
You Can Customize A Casket
Most people buy caskets as they do not know that you can ask for modifications. You can ask the seller to change the color, material, or design of the coffin to personalize it in honor of your loved one. Customization can be as simple as embossing the name of your loved one on the coffin to printing their photo on the casket’s exterior. Other modifications you can request include embroidered head panels, the addition of religious hardware to the exterior, and printing photos of emblems and flags to the exterior of the casket.
Like other respectable funeral homes in Washington Township, MI we only provide quality caskets fitting for your loved one. You can ask our experienced staff any question about caskets and they will answer truthfully and even offer ideas.