How to Make Cemetery Arrangements
A cemetery is the place where the dead are buried or interred -- a "final resting place" for the deceased. A typical cemetery offers various types of grave spaces for earth burial and mausoleum crypts for entombment. Similar options are available for burial or entombment of cremated remains. The cemetery also provides services to open and close the grave or crypt and to install grave markers. Some cemeteries charge recurring fees for the perpetual maintenance of the grounds.
Since you are likely to visit the cemetery periodically to remember your loved one, location is an important consideration in selecting a cemetery. Many people purchase cemetery property in advance to relieve their survivors of this responsibility.
If you have not yet decided on a cemetery, you can use our Find A Funeral Home / Cemetery to locate one.
When you contact the cemetery you'll need to be prepared to select the cemetery property (i.e., grave space, crypt, etc.) for the deceased. Typically various types of cemetery property are available for either burial or cremation.
Go to Print Funeral Planning Guide to print out a guide that contains all the information needed to make cemetery arrangements.