When someone passes away there are a lot of things that must be done in order for a burial to take place. Once you have made arrangements with the funeral director for the funeral, you will need to have a headstone created to mark the place where your loved one will be buried. If you have never purchased a headstone before, it can be a bit overwhelming because there are so many decisions to make. The guide below walks you through a few things you should know when choosing a headstone for someone.
Consider the Size
The first thing you need to do is consider how large you want the headstone to be. If you are having the person buried in a cemetery, you need to find out if there are any restrictions on the size of the headstone. Some cemeteries have restrictions on size because the plots are so close together that it is the only way to ensure that everyone has enough space for headstones on each plot.
Consider the Print and Phrasing
Next, you need to consider what you want the headstone to say and what font you want used to create the phrasing. You can choose to have just about anything written on the headstone that you want. Some people choose humorous phrasing, while others choose a more serious option. It is up to you. Be sure to choose a font that is easy to read so that everyone in the family can come to the gravesite and easily read what the headstone says.
Consider Customizing the Headstone
Many headstone creators will allow families to customize the headstone by having something very small created into the headstone. A small key or a guitar pick are examples of things that can be placed in the headstone to make it even more unique. You can also choose images to have engraved into the headstone. Ask the creators what can and cannot be done to customize the headstone when ordering it to be sure that you choose a headstone that is perfect for the person that you are burying.
Once you have chosen everything for the headstone, you need to let the company know where it needs to be delivered. You need to be sure that you already have the plot picked out and let the cemetery know that a headstone is being delivered. You will then have to pay a small fee to the cemetery in order to have the headstone installed properly.Share
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