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When selecting a headstone for your loved one, it’s hard to know where to start. You want something that will commemorate the person and help you remember them, but that will be relatively easy and inexpensive. Here are five tips for choosing the perfect Headstone for your loved one:
1. Have an Idea of What Kind of Stone You Want
Some people prefer a white stone, while others like a gray rock. Ask around and find out what other options are available from a local supplier. Even specialty sites online can help you choose a particular type of stone. When looking for a headstone, one tip is that the larger the stone, the more it will cost. This is because the artisan must create the stone’s shape and color, which takes time and effort.
2. Shop Locally
By going to your local gravestone supply company, you can save money on your order using a company within your area. You can also get recommendations from buyers who have worked with that specific company before so you can get more accurate information on their supplies and services.
3. Don’t Forget Your Flower Arrangement
A grave marker is not the right choice if you are looking for something that will last a lifetime. A grave marker is a headstone that honors someone who has died and is placed on their grave. On the other hand, if you are looking to place flowers on the ground behind your loved one’s Headstone, you are better off with a traditional headstone. This will allow more room for affectionate bouquets to be placed on the ground.
4. Have Who You Want to be Embodied on the Headstone Erected
Please discuss with your family who would like to have a memorial stone erected in their honor and make sure they are present at the time of the headstone installation. Please make sure they are comfortable with the placement of the memorial stone. Remember, it is up to them if they want anything added or changed on their memorial monument.
5. The Need for an Architectural Headstone
If you have chosen a memorial stone in a public place, such as outside your home, it is important to resolve any space restrictions with the local cemetery owners. If there are any different requirements for a headstone, such as having to be mounted on the wall at least eighteen inches above ground level and having only one headstone design allowed per grave site, make sure you know these rules and abide by them.
Don’t let this be the end of your loved one; add an unforgettable, meaningful, and memorialized place marker to their final resting place. Choose music that you know would have been the favorite music of your loved one, and play it during the service. After the service, put your loved one’s favorite belongings somewhere, like a favorite teddy bear or even a favorite toy.