When you work with professionals at the right funeral home, it’s good to know that they are there to help with any and all plans you need to make. Not only will they transport your loved one, care for them, and help you plan services, but they will also give you advice on choosing the right headstone for that person’s cemetery plot. Here are a few things they recommend that you do as you make this important decision.
Have A Budget In Mind
You will likely have a large budget for the entire funeral process, but it’s good to break that down into smaller chunks so you know what you have to spend and where. If you have no idea what a headstone might cost, the funeral home can give you a general range. Then, decide what you want to spend and look for things within your budget to help you narrow down the many options.
Check Out The Options
Perhaps you’ve never had to buy a headstone before so you don’t really know what’s out there. IT’s nice to have the funeral home show you some options so you can start to focus on things you like or things you want to avoid. You will want to make sure you know the rules within the cemetery you have chosen. Certain locations will only allow certain types, sizes, or materials. You need to know those things so you are prepared to look only in that direction. You don’t want to get a headstone ordered only to find the cemetery won’t accept it.
Consider Your Loved One’s Style
You will want to think about, in this decision as well as all others, what your loved one would have wanted. If they were an unassuming person, you might figure they would be more comfortable with something small. If they liked being the center of attention, something more ornate might have been suited to them. Consider their personality in everything you do for them around their final service.
Get All The Details Right
The finishing touch on the headstone is whatever you want to have engraved on it. Those details are hugely important as they are permanent. Usually, you will put your loved one’s name, birth and death dates on it, but there are plenty of other options for things to add. No matter what details you want to place on the headstone, make sure they are correct before you turn them in so you don’t have headaches later trying to get things sorted out.
When you are ready to move ahead with the headstone decisions for your loved one’s burial plot, the professionals at funeral homes will help you with that step, as well as any other you need help with. You can count on Hopler & Eschbach Funeral Home to walk you through this process, step by step. We are here for you with compassion and support every step of the way. We’d love to help you in any way you need it.