When you have to have a final service for a loved one, and you choose to have a traditional funeral and burial with funeral homes in Elton, PA, you will also have to decide where you want them to be buried. There are lots of cemetery options, but there are plenty of common mistakes you could make along the way. To avoid those mistakes, know them, listen to the funeral home’s advice, and go with your gut. Here are a few mistakes to avoid:
Mistake 1: Choosing A Cemetery Without Looking At Regulations
There’s a certain cemetery near your home and it looks nice enough, so you buy a plot. But you didn’t take the time to read through their regulations and now that you are trying to get a headstone, you find that you can’t get what you want because their rules don’t allow it. You don’t want to add more stress to your situation so it’s best to know everything you need to know about the cemetery before you commit to buying a plot and burying your love done there.
Mistake 2: Not Asking For Other’s Experiences
You may know other people who have used the cemetery for their loved one’s final services and burials. You will want to know what their experiences were like, so you know what to expect. You want to hear good things and if you don’t, look for another cemetery that you can hear recommendations for instead.
Mistake 3: Avoiding Maintenance Questions
If you know what headstones the cemetery allows, and see a plot you like, it’s still a mistake to move forward before you know about the cemetery’s maintenance plans. You want to know whether they care for the graves, charge you extra to do so, or if you have to keep them up yourself. You need to weigh the options, decide what you want, and figure out which cemetery matches your needs.
Mistake 4: Not Comparing Costs
There may be a few cemeteries in the area that you like, and you just pick one over the other at random. It’s a mistake to avoid thinking about the costs and comparing one cemetery to another. One might have a smaller maintenance fee for the same services. That can be an advantage to you over time. Compare like costs to like costs and see where you can get the fairest deal.
When you are working with funeral homes in Elton, PA on a loved one’s funeral and burial services, the professionals at Simple Alternatives Funeral Home & Crematory will help you with every step, even the cemetery-finding process. We have good relationships with area cemeteries and once we know what you want, we can recommend certain cemeteries to meet your needs. We can also help you ask the right questions to find out just what you need to know in order to get the right location for your loved one’s final resting place so everyone in your family is pleased.