My dad passed on Monday. Yesterday, we made the arrangements, etc. and had to pick out a casket. To me, it's huge waste of money. We selected a casket that we thought he would choose for himself. Money really wasn't the issue but the one we picked was about $2100.00. Add $1100.00 for a vault, nearly $1000 for having the grave dug/closed, and $1000 for the plot. We haven't picked a marker yet but I'm sure that's expensive too. I don't want any of that for myself. That money can be better spent somewhere else.