Cremation services in Mohnton, PA are highly popular today and if that’s what you decide on for your loved one who passed away, one of the reasons you might have gone that direction is so you can have options for their memorial service as well as for their final resting place. Once the cremation is complete, you have no set timeline to make those decisions. But when you feel good about what you have chosen, and if that happens to be burial, you will have to find a plot in a cemetery and then possibly get a headstone ready for that burial plot as well. Here are some tips to help you get everything in order.
Have A Budget In Mind
You may have had a budget in mind for the entire final service process. You used some of the funds to meet your loved one’s cremation needs with a package there. Then, you can decide how much of what is left over you want to put toward the headstone. There might be other costs to cover as well, such as a memorial service, the burial plot, and so on. The budget can help guide you to nice items that you know you can afford. It’s better to have a budget in mind upfront so you don’t have to make changes later after you realize you picked something too costly.
Think About Materials
Headstones come in a variety of materials and the first thing you will want to do is see if there are any material guidelines in the cemetery you have chosen for your loved one’s cremation burial. If the cemetery only accepts certain materials, you can rule out anything else to narrow things down right away. From those leftover, look at their prices, their appearances, and their pros and cons to choose what you prefer.
Consider The Style
Just like there are options on materials, there are also choices in style. Again, the cemetery might have some guidelines that can help you narrow things down, but you will likely still have several options from which to choose. Look at the sizing of those choices and consider how much you want to engrave on the stone. Some are small and don’t leave much room for engraving while others are larger and allow you to say more.
The headstone is an item that will permanently be on your loved one’s grave and you want to make sure that whatever you engrave on it is just right. You will want your loved one’s name, for sure, along with their birth and death dates, but sometimes there is room for other items. You might have a heart or angel engraved, a special Bible verse, or phrases like ‘loving father and husband.’
If you decide on burial for your loved one after cremation services in Mohnton, PA, the professionals at Bean Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Inc. can help you find a plot and work on the headstone details with you.