What purpose do these fancy caskets serve?

A “fancy” casket is usually made of more expensive materials (bronze, copper, stainless steel, mahogany, etc.) and will often have more atheistically pleasing hardware and finish options. While there are usually some practical advantages to more expensive caskets (corrosion resistance, etc), it is true that every casket we offer, from least to most expensive, will perform the same basic duty of housing the body before, during, and after a funeral service. Because of this, it’s entirely up to the individual as to whether or not the “fancy” caskets are worth the increased price.