Funeral and Cemetery Arrangements – What It Means To You and Your Family
Making funeral arrangements involve all matters of handling the body of the deceased, from delivery of the body from the hospital to the funeral home, embalming and other services necessary in preserving and preparing the body for both the visitation (“viewing” or “wake”) and funeral ceremony, transporting the body from the funeral home to ground burial site, mausoleum burial site, or crematory, and assisting with the actual burial ceremony. Funeral homes may also provide the burial casket, urn and burial vault; however, many consumers may buy these items direct from the cemetery.
It’s common for people to blur the distinctions between cemetery and funeral arrangements. Funeral homes are typically top of mind for many people. It is the first place they call when a death occurs. Funeral homes support the visitation, funeral ceremony, and burial ceremony. So for decades people have come to depend on the funeral home to make these costly purchases at a very difficult time of their life.
Yet today, more and more people are going directly to their cemetery and buying not only their burial plot, but completing their burial pre-arrangements by purchasing the burial vault, casket, urn and marker or monument. By pre- planning with the cemetery you can save your family the burden of making costly decisions with your funeral home.
There is no need to go directly to the funeral home to make this purchase. Many cemeteries today can provide you the vault, casket, urn, and marker or monument. Again these items can be purchased through the cemetery of your choice. Many times you can purchase your vault, casket, urn and marker or monument at a better price at your cemetery than at your funeral home. Our cemeteries work with the manufacturer directly to provide you the best price without the funeral home mark-up.
Complete our “quick form” and we will provide you a convenient and cost effective way to pre-purchase your burial vault, casket, urn and marker or monument.