Nobody wants to make a cemetery property purchase, but it is something most of us will buy. It is suggested not to shop for a gravesite on the worst day of your life. It makes sense to buy a burial site sooner rather than later. Select a site without the burden of grief and loss. By doing some pre-planning, you will likely save money (cemetery property will only increase in cost over time) and have an opportunity to consider your needs.
Do those needs include just yourself or a spouse? What about providing for grown children or a sibling for a family site? Single and companion sites are very popular today as families spread out all across the country, however, family plots providing multiple burial sites are still offered to accommodate multi-generations. Young people today often do not think about making such a purchase, so if sites are provided for them they will be grateful that it is something they will not have to think about.
Cemeteries can accommodate most any need. Besides below-ground (traditional) burial, above-ground mausoleum crypts offer one inclusive price with no monument or maintenance to purchase. Many people do not realize that cemeteries can also provide memorial space for cremated remains.
Find the cemetery that can accommodate your wishes, a location convenient for visitation if that might be important, and costs that are within your budget.
Let’s face it, it is a purchase none of us look forward to making, but some pre-planning will go a long way to set your mind at ease. Your family and loved ones will thank you.