For years one could visit cemeteries on Memorial Day or Veteran's Day for very somber ceremonies that included placing flags on the veterans graves. Now, some of these businesses have brainstormed - thought outside the grave - and decided to utilize their venues as a destination for more than just a final resting place. They want to increase their fiscal generating potential.
One lady in our town already has her grand marker engraved stating, she 'was' the first lady of our town. (She anointed herself with this honor and put it in stone pre mortem to ensure she would be properly memorialized.) Town folk frequently visit the site having heard the rumors just to see if in fact it is true. They are not disappointed. But, hey, who said one is not allowed some poetic license when it comes to self memorializing themselves in stone.Maybe the monument people can hop on this bandwagon.
Like everything else, the "Cemeteries as a Wedding Venue" will eventually get here. And, even the church ladies will survive. Especially, those from prominent old families with the large monuments marking the resting place of their ancestors they, in their ever present ability to control a situation, can conveniently locate "the aisle" to run by.