When you decide that a funeral home is the right way to go for a family member, you have a lot of decisions to make. You will want to consider many things about the funeral itself as well as the burial ceremony that will follow that process. When you bury a loved one, you will need to work with a cemetery to secure a plot, but you will also want a headstone to memorialize where they are buried. Here are some tips to help you design that headstone confidently, so you have no regrets later.
Choose A Family Rep
While you might oversee the funeral, you don’t have to see to every detail yourself. If you are planning the services with a group of family members, not every person has to be involved with every decision. Talk to your family about ideas for a headstone and then send one family representative to take care of that part of the process. They can gather options and present them, or you can your discretion to them to choose what they feel is best.
Pick A Good Designer
The cemetery will have plenty of connections to headstone companies and you will want to make sure you choose a designer with experience and lots of options. You want your loved one’s marker to fit into the cemetery rules, but you also want something unique that generations to come remember them by.
Have a Budget In Mind
There are lots of things that go into the costs when you are planning a funeral and you will want to have a budget for the funeral. Section off some of the cost and dedicate it to the headstone you want to get for them. To get something suitable, you will want to look into average prices, so you know you are setting a reasonable budget for that part of the process. The funeral home professionals can also help you figure out how much you will need to spend.
Write The Inscription
Writing what you want your loved one’s headstone to say can be emotionally taxing, but it’s a very important part of the process. You want their name, birth, and death dates, of course, but you might want the headstone to read some other things as well, like loving mother, devoted wife, or other such items. You can even add quotes, pictures, and other items.
Learn About Different Marker Options
As you go through the process, the professionals you are working with at the funeral home can help you navigate the different options that are available. They will also know the cemetery rules and what is acceptable or not acceptable for that location. Contact Hopler & Eschbach Funeral Home for that kind of help.