Here’s What You Need to Know When Burying a Loved One
At Glory Boats, we enjoy answering questions about our products. We take a lot of pride in our boat-shaped caskets and handcrafted urns, and we believe in helping our customers make their journey in their choice of transportation. Planning your own end of life celebration is a great way to take the burden off your family when you take your final fishing trip or hunting expedition, and we’re here to help in any way that we can!
We’re always a phone call away when you’d like to learn more about including a boat casket in your end of life planning. Contact us at any time for a free consultation. Here are a few things to keep in mind as you prepare to settle your affairs.
You don’t have to buy a casket from a funeral home-Funeral homes offer the convenience of handling all arrangements with one one phone call. They offer a selection of elegant caskets that average in price from $2,000-$5,000, with some models costing well over $10,000! But if you don’t like the selection (or the prices), you don’t have to buy your casket from the funeral home. Our products can be used in exactly the same way as traditional caskets. They’re designed and built to fit into standard size vaults and grave liners.
Planning a funeral in advance saves up to 60-70%-Funeral homes offer a variety of different value-added services to grieving families. In addition to the cost of the casket, they might also offer floral arrangements and burial plots. By making your own arrangements ahead of time, you’ll be able to shop around for the best value and take the pressure off your family when you make your final journey.
You Have Rights-Making funeral arrangements is purchasing a service, and you’re entitled to legal protection in the same way that you are for any other purchase. The Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) Funeral Rule guarantees you the right to choose only the goods and services you want or need, and pay only for those you select. You’re entitled to see a written itemized price list for all services up front, and you can always choose your own casket or burial plot. Be sure to also carefully review the policies for cancelling your contract, or if the funeral home goes out of business or changes ownership.