Even though we would rather not to think about death, it is the consisting part of our lives so from time to time we get the task to organize a funeral. Most people don’t even know how to do it, so it is good to have help and guidelines. There are many things you should take care of and consider – you wouldn’t want to leave out anything that is very important for the deceased and your family.
You will have to choose grave marker, because they are made of different materials. If you take a walk around California cemeteries, you will see just how diverse they can be. They can be made of bronze, granite, wood and other. Depending on what you want to get, the material will be chosen, since all the materials can’t be processed in the same way. Most headstones are made of granite, concrete and marble. The size of the headstone varies, so you can choose one according to your personal wishes and preferences.
People mostly choose simple designs of headstones with the inscription. Some families choose something little bolder as a sign of respect or some other reason. Wealthy people usually choose headstones that are bigger than usual as a way to show the wealth of the family and to make a statement. San Diego Cemeteries have plenty of bronze and granite monuments that remain standing, defying time. In the poorer countries, people use just simple wooden crosses, just to mark the place where a person is buried.
Concerning the flowers, silk flower arrangements last longer in comparison to the live ones. If the deceased didn’t particularly liked some type of flowers, artificial flowers may be a good solution. A bouquet can be designed by the florist especially for the occasion or you can choose from the ones that are already prepared. There are sometimes online catalogues so you can find the appropriate bouquet made of mums, gladiolas, and carnations. These flowers are mostly used for the funerals, because of their beauty and because they are affordable. Of course, there are many others as well, such as delphiniums, hydrangeas and roses. Not all the arrangements are expensive, there are cemetery flowers available for all budgets.
In most cases, immediate family members send casket flowers directly to the funeral home. Since funeral arrangements usually have to be made in a short period of time, maybe you wouldn’t be able to choose flowers, but rather have the ones available. Most cemeteries are large and sometimes even understaffed, so maybe the gravesite of your loved one may not be decorated as much as you would want. You may want to contract a florist to maintain and groom it, so when you do you can feel better knowing that the things are getting taken care of in a timely manner and that when other family members come to pray they will find clean and neat gravesite. It is also a way to keep the connection with the person that is no longer among the living.
Call (760) 757-3651 for more information on choosing headstones in Mission San Luis Rey Cemetery or visit Cemetery page down below.