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Titan Casket's Guide to Funeral Planning

Funeral planning involves a seemingly endless array of decisions that need to be made while trying to honor a loved one’s life at a time when emotions are running high. In addition to wanting to reflect the departed’s wishes and style, you may be facing significant budgetary issues, timing requirements, and religious considerations that need to be incorporated into your funeral plan. Our Titan Casket team is made up of caring, non-commissioned experts who understand the complex decisions you are about to make and are here to help. With our informative articles, Titan Casket strives to offer you advice that will help guide you through the funeral planning.

Table of Contents

  1. The Titan Casket Difference
  2. The Titan Casket Funeral Planning Information Hub
  3. Titan Casket’s Most Popular Funeral Planning Articles
    • How Do You Plan an Open Casket Funeral?
    • How Do You Choose Funeral Pallbearers?
    • What is Funeral Attire For Men?
    • How Do You Choose Funeral Songs?
    • What Types of Flowers are Used in Funeral Arrangements?

The Titan Casket Difference

Titan Casket is a family business with extensive technology, e-commerce, and customer service expertise, in addition to deep casket industry experience. We founded Titan Casket based on the belief that there had to be a better way to help families navigate the frustrating and exceedingly expensive funeral planning process. By circumventing traditional channels, we found our way. As our mission says: “When you contact Titan, you are talking to a member of our family... We will be with you the entire way - from your first call to well after the funeral to make sure you are satisfied and have the funeral and casket your loved one deserves.” 

Titan Casket’s deep industry experience is based on years of working with dedicated funeral directors who are highly trained and care deeply about their clients. We have also worked extensively, one-on-one with clients to assist them as they navigate the state-by-state rules and regulations relating to U.S. funeral law and consumer rights. Our considerable experience has given us a unique window into the needs of families and friends as they wind their way through the demands associated with funeral planning. We believe that everyone has the right to a memorable, impactful, personalized funeral that treats grieving families and friends with the utmost respect and dignity. We want to assist you as you begin the process of saying farewell in an authentic and meaningful way.   

The Titan Casket Funeral Planning Information Hub

Titan Casket’s goal is to offer you invaluable funeral planning resources to assist you in making the best choices for you and your family, no matter what your budget, with the least amount of stress possible. While many choose to make funeral arrangements through their local community funeral homes, a growing number of people are opting for Do-It-Yourself (DIY) funerals, at-home body care, or informal memorial services following cremation. While there are legal requirements to follow, the design of your farewell event allows for significant customization. 

We recognize that every end-of-life service is different, and we strive to offer information that can be adjusted easily no matter how customized the funeral or memorial service is or where the service takes place. Above all else, we want you to be able to design an end-of-life service that is as unique as your loved one. Their passion, personality, and interests can be as reflected in the arrangements as you want them to be. And as your ally in your funeral planning, Titan Casket strives to provide you with advice, products, and recommendations that fit any budget.

Wherever you find yourself in the funeral planning journey, Titan Casket can supply you with the information you need to make end-of-life event arrangements that will truly celebrate your loved one’s life and impact. This includes the impact they had on your family, their business, and their community.  

Our funeral planning information hub offers you a reliable spot to get answers to the most often asked funeral planning questions, from considerations relating to open casket funerals to choosing pallbearers or selecting the best funeral songs, and much, much more. And, of course, if you would like to talk to a funeral concierge for help with specific questions relating to your loved one, Titan Casket is always here to help, 24/7. Just give us a call at 1-501-420-3990, and you will be connected to a funeral concierge who can provide you the support you need during this complex process. 

Titan Casket’s Most Popular Funeral Planning Articles

Whether you are at the early stages of pre-planning your own end-of-life celebrations, a family member in the midst of planning a funeral for a loved one, or someone attending your first funeral, questions about the service, etiquette, and attire will arise. Titan Casket’s funeral planning articles are crafted to help you take the steps necessary to proceed with drafting funeral plans during what can be one of the most difficult times of your life. Our articles also offer suggestions for the best ways to support family and friends while you are grieving the loss of someone who was important to you.  

Below you will find links to some of Titan Casket’s most popular funeral planning articles, including: 

How Do You Plan an Open Casket Funeral?

There are a handful of special considerations relating to open casket funerals that you should keep in mind during the planning process. As the name suggests, an open casket funeral service features the body of the deceased lying in repose either in a casket or coffin. This is true whether the body has been cared for at home by family or at a funeral home. If you are proceeding through a funeral home and opting for a traditional funeral, the funeral home director will have the body in place for the service, eliminating the need for casket-carrying pallbearers to help transport the body into the service. If the burial is planned for immediately after the services, the pallbearers will move the coffin or casket, once sealed, to the conveyance and then from the hearse, carriage, or other transport to the burial site. Titan Casket discusses this process and other unique aspects of open casket funerals, including why this type of funeral service might be chosen and body preparation. [Learn more link]

How Do You Choose Funeral Pallbearers?

Pallbearers can be a crucial element in both closed and open casket funerals. It is a responsibility and honor to be chosen as a pallbearer, as those who are chosen can ease the stress of the family and offer invaluable assistance in transporting the casket or coffin at critical points during the funeral and burial services. Titan Casket provides a guide on selecting the casket-carrying pallbearers and honorary pallbearers for your loved one’s funeral. The article also covers the responsibilities, requirements, and attire guidelines for those taking on the role.

What is Funeral Attire For Men?

The most appropriate funeral attire for men will differ depending on your role in the event (for example, pallbearers often have more formal attire requirements) and the formal/informal nature of the services. If your loved one made specific wishes known, let those be your guide in terms of style, color, and formality. If a pre-need funeral plan wasn’t that specific, it’s best to fall back to classic options. Titan Casket provides a general funeral attire guide for men in terms of what to wear for most services and a look into the clothing colors and attire styles that are typical (even recommended) in cultures around the world.

What Types of Flowers are Used in Funeral Arrangements?

Are you struggling to choose the most appropriate funeral flower arrangement to be sent to a loved one’s end-of-life services? With so many beautiful options to choose from, it’s easy to be intimidated when trying to find something that reflects the departed and brings comfort to the grieving family. Titan Casket offers advice on what the most common funeral flower arrangements are, when funeral arrangements should be sent and when floral funeral arrangements are not appropriate, as well as other frequently asked questions.

How Do You Choose Funeral Songs?

Music, whether it is played live or via recording, can be a powerful element in any funeral or memorial service as songs can set the ideal tone for your loved one’s end-of-life services. Funeral songs often reflect aspects of the departed’s personality or interests while simultaneously providing much-needed comfort to the attending mourners. It can seem daunting to select songs that perfectly capture everything you are feeling in the midst of making so many other funeral arrangements. Titan Casket reveals its suggestions for today’s most popular funeral songs, whether you are planning church funeral services, a DIY home funeral, or a memorial event.