Features to Examine When Buying a Headstone
A lot of people have never been in a position where they are required to buy a headstone before. This is not always everyone’s cup of tea as it is not something that is needed regularly. Let us say you have not lost a person close to you in the past it is clear that you have not had to buy one. However, it is not always a need to get one when you lose a family member. Mostly it is only purchased to work as a grave marker for the family to be able to locate the grave of their loved one let us say during their memorials for them to lay flowers and light candles. When death comes knocking at your door you might need to get one. Before buying a headstone below are important factors to observe when selecting one.
The first aspect to examine is cemetery regulations. Often cemeteries have unrelated rules and regulations regarding the type of headstone that is to be put on the cemetery. These rules will begin with the design of the headstone, its size to the materials used to make the headstone. For example some cemeteries will not allow you to set up a very huge headstone when your bury your loved one’s body or urn. Hence there is a need to request the cemetery for a copy of their rules way before buying a headstone.
Secondly, examine custom-making. A lot of times the style and the size of the headstone will depend on what you need to be written on the headstone. Let us say you want to inscribe a sweet verse or even a message for your dead loved one on the headstone it will determine its size. In addition to that the words that you will have inscribed on the headstone will always be your last memorial of them and show off how much you loved them. So consider going with the size that will carry everything you will want.
Thirdly, consider the amount of time. Go for a headstone that is going to be good to go when the day of the funeral is here. A huge headstone might need more time for it to be complete like a month or more than that. Hence your go-to headstone has to be one that can be completed by the time you need it. But if you have to have the one you want you might choose to have it during the anniversary.
In addition to that consider your budget. During grief, you can find yourself going over and beyond to make it special for your loved one. But you need to be careful as you will have a life ahead after all is done. Go for something affordable. To finish, the features above will help you chose a headstone to buy.
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