Have you thought about your final resting place? If you are like most people, the answer is probably no. While many people may know they want to be buried after they pass, very few actually make the arrangements. While this is understandable as it can be uncomfortable to plan for one’s own death, it is something that needs to be done. Directors of funeral homes in South Bend, IN. have these things to keep in mind when preplanning your burial arrangements.
Select the Burial Plot
Purchasing a burial plot is not something you do everyday and as such, you may have no idea where to even begin or what to think about when selecting the plot. The first thing you should do is to set a budget. Burial plots will range in price and while you want to select a nice plot, you also want to make sure you don’t overspend.
Once you have your budget there are things to keep in mind. These things include:
- Location– Do you want a plot that is more secluded and private? Maybe you want one that is next to pretty trees, landscaping or other features. Perhaps you would like a plot that is close to a road or other access point to make it easy for your family when they visit. Decide what is important to you as far as location.
- Type of Plot– What type of plot will you be needing? If it is just for you then a single plot is all you need. However, if you would like your spouse to be buried next to you, then you will need a double plot which is two plots side-by-side. There are also plots that are the size of one but deeper than normal to allow two caskets to be stacked on top of one another.
Decide on the Grave Marker
Grave markers come in a wide variety of types, colors, materials, and designs. They can be found to be flush with the ground such as with a flat marker, or stretch toward the sky as with an upright monument. They can be found in materials such as marble, granite, sandstone, bronze and more. Designs can be etched onto the marker, or the marker can be cut into a design.
Before you start to select your marker, check with the cemetery as many have policies on what types of markers, designs, and materials are permitted.
Select the Casket
Just as with grave markers, caskets come in all types of styles and materials. Form the outside material to the lining on the inside you can find a plethora of options. Not only that, but caskets are able to be customized in a myriad of ways as well. From secret compartments where you can add personal items to be buried with, to adding logos or other images to the outside of the casket, there is an option for everybody.
While it can be a little uncomfortable planning your final arrangements with funeral homes in South Bend, IN. it is truly is something that everyone should do. Not only does in ensure your final wishes are carried out, but it takes the burden off of your family at a difficult time for them. This is why many choose us.