There are quite a few circumstances in which a funeral director may strongly advise a client to opt for a closed-casket funeral service. Here are some examples of the reasons why funeral directors sometimes make this recommendation.
The deceased died of an infectious disease
When someone dies as a result of an infectious disease, then the funeral director who helps to organise their funeral might advise this individual's loved ones to have a closed-casket funeral service.
A lot of people who find themselves having to organise their first funeral fall for one or both of the following misconceptions about this process.
Gravestones have to be ordered before the funeral service
If a deceased individual's remains are going to be buried, rather than cremated, then the person arranging their funeral will have to pick and buy a gravestone. However, many first-time funeral planners don't realise that they do not need to rush over to the funeral home and order this object before the funeral service but can instead choose it afterwards.