In New Hampshire one of the most obvious trends in Funeral Services in the price conscious shopper. Deals and discounts are not only for the supermarket or car dealership anymore. People are looking to save a dollar everywhere they can and that includes the funeral home. In recent years funeral homes across the state and the country have seen an increase in the number of money saving options such as 'rental caskets' and direct cremations.
For a family that insists on a viewing or visitation a rental casket can sometimes save thousands of dollars. Renting instead of buying allows the family to have a visitation where the deceased is in a very fancy casket, no one ever finds out that the casket was rented, and just before burial or cremation the funeral directors will change the caskets for a lower cost casket. All of this happens in a way that prevents anyone from seeing it, so all the time the people attending the funeral see only the fancier more expensive casket.
This money saving trend has seen a sharp increase in popularity in recent years and is expected to continue to be a go to choice for families with style and class, and a budget.