Coffin and Casket Choosing what feels right
As with many things today, the choice of coffins can be a bit overwhelming. You are best to consider a few basic requirements first so that you can get some idea of what you’re looking to achieve before you finally make your selection.
Would you like a coffin or casket?
A coffin is wider at the shoulders and narrower towards the feet
Caskets are rectangular and the same width at the top as it is at the bottom
Next, you need to decide the type of coffin or casket you would like, taking into consideration the style, material, and colour. Would you like it to be personalised or traditional? Have you got an eco-friendly coffin in mind? Perhaps you’d even like to design it yourself?
Many people know exactly what they would like when they see it. However, we’re here to talk you through the options in as much or as little detail as you wish – the choice is always yours.
What is the difference between a coffin and a casket?
When you are arranging a funeral for your loved, you might find yourself having to choose between a casket or coffin.
Choosing a coffin is a basic part of funeral planning, and people usually consider a range of factors to help them decide.
Our coffins and caskets the same?
No. Coffins and Caskets are not the same, although they are often used interchangeably to describe a container for cremation or burial.
What is the difference between a casket and coffin?
The main difference between a coffin and a casket is the shape. A coffin’s shape is tapered along the lines of the human body’s typical proportions – wider at the top and narrow at the bottom, like a kite with six to eight edges. The shape of a casket is rectangular – it has a lid that can be half-opened to view the person at the service or wake.
What does a casket or coffin cost?
Coffins typically cost anything upwards of a few hundred pounds, and this depends on the design, material, fittings (handles, engravings) and degree of customisation.
Usually, caskets are the most expensive option as they are bulkier and more elaborate than the standard coffin. They can cost upward of a thousand pounds depending on material, design and interiors.
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Advance funeral wishes WITH BAY TREE
Many people choose to specify any wishes they may have for their funeral to avoid any worry for their family and friends at a difficult time.
You can include your funeral wishes in your Will or document them in more detail by drafting your Advance Funeral Wishes. This lists everything from your choice of burial or cremation to specific poems you would like to be read and by whom.