Surely we all know the feeling of losing a loved-one. Coming to terms with the emotions, memories, and often unexpected passing of a loved one can takes its toll on someone both emotionally and financially. It can cause the build-up of stress, anxiety, and for some families who didn’t plan ahead of time or have no insurance coverage, financial hardship. Not to mention undertaking other key necessities of the planning including decisions regarding gravestones.
For example, there are so many decisions regarding gravestones that not many people realize until it’s their time to make them. Some cut the decision down to the pricing, flat grave markers averaging $1000, upright tombstones averaging from $1000 through $3000, and upright headstones on average $10,000. The average basic gravestones usually go from $1,500 to $3200 most places. Sure, price is a huge factor in making decisions regarding gravestones, but price isn’t the only factor.
Many loved ones choose to pay tribute to their lost in a unique, often stylish way. It’s not to show-up anyone, make head turns, or gain points, it’s to be able to give their lost, the very last thing they can give, and a flair to their resting place. They choose to do something that’s revealing about the loved one so that others can share in the experience. In making decisions, you should take into account things like bronze or granite. They’re both available in multiple colors and highly durable. Keep in mind, colors might also add to the cost and price is usually dependent upon your place of residency, city, state, country.
Then, there’s the option of marble gravestones averaging $1500 to $2000 some places. With this option, weathering could present lots of additional problems. Do you see how difficult the decisions regarding gravestones could easily become? Especially, if you’re a member of a family who could never seem to come to an easy decision regarding anything. This type of stress you should never be forced to add to your list of challenging and trying things already on your plate of to-do. The below bulletin will enlighten you on the steps to take after a loved one has passed away, and it could narrow your possibilities of complications.
Steps to Take After a Loved One Passes Away
- Take some time, short period or long to personally grieve
- Notify all family, friends, coworkers
- Get together with family and friends to plan the burial
- Make decisions regarding funeral arrangements and cost (including coffin, clothing, obituaries, ceremonial etc.)
- Share your decisions regarding gravestones with the rest of the family and friends to ensure they’re all on-board with the tribute
- Take more time to grieve before the day arrives to say your final farewell
This time will be hard, probably the hardest you’ll ever have to go through in life. But, you should do it knowing that you were well prepared, detailed, and made smart decisions.