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Planning For A Funeral

Explore our resources on caskets, their varieties, and the role they play in commemorating the lives of our loved ones.
Remarkably, most adult caskets come in a standard size, typically 84 inches long and 28 inches wide. These measurements have evolved over the years to accommodate the average size of adults, making it less complicated for those planning a funeral. The measurements depict an industry standard, born out of logistic needs, standard burial vault plot dimensions, and industry-driven preferences. Remember, these figures represent the exterior dimensions of the casket, not the interior space.
One of our greatest privileges as casket purveyors is that we create meaningful tributes to one's life and work through custom caskets. We strive to carry out the most creative ideas into a quality casket. We always look forward to any design our customers come up with, no matter how unique! A small funeral home in Mississippi called us and asked if we could make a John Deere custom casket for a gentleman planning his end-of-life arrangements. He loved John Deere tractors and equipment, and there was no better way to send him out than in this beautiful custom casket. 
Funeral rites vary across regions, cultures, and religious traditions. Choosing the proper funeral arrangements for your loved one can be confusing with all the options available. Nevertheless, a funeral service is an opportunity to honor a person's life that close friends and family will remember for years.  Let's review the common types of funeral services to help you make an informed and appropriate choice including graveside service, direct burial, full-service cremation, direct cremation, memorial service, green burials, viewings, visitations, and wakes.
Planning a funeral service is a difficult time for any family. While picking out a casket may seem morbid, it can alleviate a lot of stress from the family member or friend tasked with carrying out your funeral arrangements.  By pre-selecting your casket, you get to choose the finish, style, and material for your casket as well as guarantee your preferences for the funeral casket are followed. It's not always guaranteed that a written statement of preferences will be followed, and pre-purchasing a casket can help ensure your final wishes are honored.  
The disposition of a body is how the body is taken care of immediately after death. There are a few options. Your loved one may have specified their desires in their final wishes, or you might be in a position where you are making that decision for them. There are two primary methods of disposition: burial and cremation. Some religious beliefs, such as fundamental Christianity and Islam, require a grave. However, many people also prefer burials over cremation because it allows people to visit their loved one's final resting place for years to come. 
When making a personal decision for a family member or friend, the choice should reflect the deceased’s personality, values, and lifestyle. Caskets (or coffins) today can be customized in numerous ways and make an excellent tribute to your loved one’s legacy. An excellent way to begin this process is by comparing basic material types available for caskets. Don’t know where to start? We’re here to help. Let’s look at wood versus metal caskets and reveal their differences, including price, quality, appearance, and environmental concerns.

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During this time of grief and remembrance of your loved one, Sky Caskets is here to answer your questions and help you in any way that we can.  You can give us a call anytime at 800-759-1018 or send us a message using the form below.