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What To Know About Choosing A Cemetery

What To Know About Choosing A Cemetery

In every funeral arrangement, the choice of the cemetery is an essential factor. It is, after all, the place where the body is buried and laid to rest. If you are pre-planning your funeral, or whether you are planning funeral arrangements for someone else, there are a few things that you need to consider before choosing a final resting place.

To make sure that you choose the right cemetery, remember to ask these questions below.


Which type of cemetery should you choose?

There are different types of cemeteries, including cemetery associations, private memorial cemeteries, religious cemeteries, district or municipal cemeteries, national or veterans’ cemeteries, and home burial.

Usually, cemetery associations are the most common choice. They are non-profit and run by a volunteer board of directors for the benefit of a local community. Religious cemeteries are another popular choice. They are also non-profit and owned by a religious organization such as the church. Private memorial parks are owned and operated by a private corporation. District or municipal cemeteries are another option. They are non-profit and owned either by the city or the county. You can even choose burial in your own property.

What are the rules and requirements of the cemetery?

Each cemetery may have different rules regarding burial and other related things, such as the types and sizes of headstones, types of decorations, etc. There may be additional charges or fees as well. Remember to check if the cemetery can meet your personal requirements.

What is the location of the cemetery?

If the person who died had already chosen a burial plot while they were alive, then the location of the cemetery is not a problem. But if they haven’t, then it is up to you to choose a cemetery location that is the most meaningful. While some want to be buried where they lived, some may wish to rest in the place where they grew up. Proximity to loved ones is another consideration.


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