In a full-service funeral, it is common to have a viewing of the body. This can be expensive as it usually takes place in a funeral home. Viewing generally includes an open casket during the period of visiting, when friends and colleagues come and offer condolences to the family of the deceased. Alternatively, a visitation can be part of a very personal service in the home or in a place of worship with a closed casket
If the body is to be cremated in a simple container or shroud, you can rent a display casket at most funeral homes for the time of the viewing.
With Direct Cremation and Immediate Burial there is no period of viewing prior to the interment or cremation. If the family wants a graveside service, that can be negotiated and arranged with the funeral director.