Suddenly you look around and you realize…it’s time. It’s time to take the steps to protect the people you love.

The subject of funeral and cemetery preferences is never easy to discuss. But discussing these topics in advance can be a worthwhile experience in light of the impact your own death will have on those you love the most.

When making cemetery plans in advance, it is important to consider the following items, which may be a part of your planning:

  • Right of Interment (Grave Space, Columbarium Niche, Cremation Memorial Options: ground memorials, cremation benches, and Back to Nature Boulders)
  • Professional Fees—including Grave Opening and Closing
  • Outer Burial Container (if necessary)
  • Monument

Planning ahead can help you reach goals, ease worries and save money. It eases the decision-making burden for loved ones and helps ensure family members understand your views and wishes.

Thousands of families have told us three reasons why they feel advance planning is so important.