Primary Goal of this Step
If you are planning a burial, you’ll need to purchase a cemetery plot or a space in a mausoleum. If you're planning to bury your cremated remains, you'll need to purchase space in a columbarium or urn garden. Making these arrangements now can make things easier on your survivors when the time comes.
Important Tasks: Make Cemetery Arrangements In Advance
Find a cemetery
Location, religion, and environment are the big factors to consider when choosing a cemetery, as is vacancy (not just for the immediate burial, but for future family members as well).
Decide if you want multiple plots
Are you buying plots for the future as well? If you are, you’ll want to find plots or mausoleum spaces that are together.
Make appointment to visit the cemetery
Take a look at the grounds: are they well maintained? Inspect the plot you’re buying: is it what you had in mind? Take this opportunity to ask any questions you might have before you sign the paperwork. Someone else can visit the cemetery on your behalf if you cannot visit yourself.