Do Families Need to Purchase Caskets Prior to Cremation Services?

Posted on July 8, 2019 by McCaleb Funeral Home & Sacred Park Cemetery under Cremation
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With the cremation rate on the rise all across the U.S., there are fewer and fewer families coming into funeral homes these days with a long list of questions about cremations. Families typically know what to expect when they start working their way through the process of planning out cremation services in Weslaco, TX for a loved one.

However, there are still some families who have a question or two when it comes to cremations. One of the most common ones is, “Do we need to purchase a casket for our loved one prior to cremation services?” Many people aren’t sure if they need to factor a casket into their budget or not when they’re working their way through cremation planning.

If you would like to buy a casket for your loved one before their cremation takes place, you’re more than welcome to do it. There are many families who choose to buy caskets so that they can use them during viewings for their loved ones. These same caskets can then be used during the cremation process.

It’s worth noting that you don’t have to purchase a casket prior to a Weslaco, TX cremation, though. While cremations can be conducted while a person’s body is in a casket, they can also be carried out using much simpler wooden or even cardboard containers. These containers need to be large enough to keep your loved one’s body enclosed and rigid enough to be moved around prior to the start of a cremation. And they are not, under any circumstances, to contain metal since metal isn’t allowed to be placed into a cremation chamber.

When you’re in the process of trying to pick out a container for a loved one’s cremation, it’s best to work with a funeral home that can show you plenty of options. The container that you settle on needs to meet certain safety standards. It also needs to be able to keep your loved one’s dignity intact during their cremation. A funeral home can steer you in the right direction and show you caskets and containers that have been designated for cremations.

A funeral home can also answer any other questions you might have about cremation as a whole. They can tell you how long you can expect your loved one’s cremation to last, how hot the inside of a cremation chamber will get, and what you can use to hold your loved one’s remains once the cremation is over. They can also advise you as far as what you should do with your loved one’s remains once cremation is complete.

Would you like to find answers to your questions about cremation? McCaleb Funeral Home is the funeral home you can trust to help you make Weslaco, TX funeral arrangements for your loved one. We’ve been performing cremations for a long time now and can provide you with more information on them if you’d like. Contact us at (956) 968-7533 today or come sit down with a funeral director at 900 W 4th St., Weslaco, TX 78596.

McCaleb Funeral Home & Sacred Park Cemetery

You can count on the professional care team at McCaleb Funeral Home to serve your family with utmost dignity and respect. We serve all faiths, offering the most complete funeral, burial, and cremation services, with new facilities, at a very affordable price. We provide personalized funerals and cremations for families in Mercedes, Donna, Edcouch, Progreso, Elsa, and Alamo, TX.

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