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Things To Know About Choosing A Headstone Monument For A Loved One

Iker Soler

If you've been tasked with choosing a headstone monument for a recently deceased loved one, you have an important decision to make, and you should take your time. It's common to wait a few months before placing a headstone on a grave.

This gives time for the soil to settle, the slab to be put in, and the monument to be made. More importantly, it gives you time to consider all your choices so you can honor your loved one in a way that gives your family comfort. Here are some things to know about headstone monuments.

Know The Cemetery Regulations

If your loved one already had a plot, get a copy of the cemetery's by-laws so you know what's allowed and what's not when it comes to headstones. If you're choosing a cemetery, you may want to compare regulations if you have your heart set on the type of headstone you want.

Cemeteries have different rules. Some may require granite headstones since these hold up well over the decades. Softer stones may not be allowed. There may also be regulations about the size and shape of the headstone and whether you can etch the back as well as the front. It's important to know these details before you start shopping for a headstone monument.

Compare Different Types Of Stone

Headstone monuments are made from different types of stone as well as bronze. Bronze and granite wear the best so the letters last longer. However, bronze is expensive, and the cost of stone monuments varies too, so your budget might control the type of stone you buy if the cemetery gives you a choice.

Even if you have to buy granite, you can still choose the color of granite you want as well as the shape. You might want to buy polished granite so the surface is easy to keep clean and so moss isn't a big problem if your loved one's plot is in the shade.

Choose The Etching 

You could have your loved one's photo-etched into the monument or add a quote that describes your loved one's personality. At the least, you'll want first and last name, date of birth, and date of death. You may also want to add a maiden name. The more etching and details you put on, the more expensive the headstone becomes, so you have to find a balance between the cost and how you want to honor your loved one's life.

Choosing a headstone monument is a big responsibility and you'll have many choices to make, and you may want to involve other family members in your decisions. Look over options that your monument provider offers, and consider looking over other monuments in the cemetery to find the headstone monument shape and etching style you like best.