Coffins and Caskets

Key Points

  • Options to consider include the deceased’s wishes, contemporary or traditional design, your budget and burial or cremation requirements.
  • Don’t feel embarrassed to ask the funeral director about their lower priced coffins.
  • You have the right to purchase a coffin/casket from another supplier, although some funeral directors will charge a handling fee.

How much does a Coffin cost?

It is important to take your time, and to not let your emotions be influenced by a sales presentation. First, check to see whether the deceased had already entered into a Pre-Planned funeral arrangement with a particular funeral home. Any documentation provided by…

Babies, Children and Teenagers Coffins

There are many options available to personalise your choice of coffin or casket. All of the choices listed in ‘Types of Coffins’ above are available in smaller sizes for babies and children. Personalised cardboard coffins have become a favoured choice for childrens and teenagers…

Types of Coffins

The choices available when deciding on a coffin or casket are many and varied, and your choice will depend on many factors: The wishes or personality of the deceased A preference for either a contemporary or more traditional style The shape, design or colour…

Difference between Coffins & Caskets

Some people regard the coffin or casket as an important tribute to the deceased.  It can also play a role in ‘personalising’ the service to reflect the individuality and/or lifestyle of the deceased. The difference between coffins and caskets is basically one of…