Memorials represent the legacy of the family or individual they are made for. Often times it is easier to gain an accurate picture of that legacy as well as take the pressure off family members during times of grief if they are purchased pre-need.
Do Cemeteries have restrictions on Types of Monuments?
Regulations and restrictions are determined by each cemetery and the cities in which they are located. Sometimes they even vary within the same cemetery. We generally recommend checking on cemetery regulations before purchasing a marker or at the time of purchasing a plot. Some only allow flush markers while others allow the full range of custom memorials.
Is It Necessary To Purchase A Memorial For Cremains?
It is not necessary to purchase a memorial in the event of cremation and marking the grave is completely up to you and your family. However, we recommend obtaining a memorial or marker of some kind for reflection and closure. There are many types of memorials that hold cremains such as benches, monuments, some slant markers, and columbaria.
How Long Does It Take To Build A Memorial?
On average it takes one-to-six months to produce and deliver a memorial depending on the season and availability of granite. Most cemeteries will have the ground prepared and the foundation poured before the delivery.
How Much Does A Headstone Cost?
The investment you make in a memorial varies greatly and depends on many factors such as size, shape, granite type, availability, and the detail of design work that goes into the production of the memorial. If you are curious to know some exact figures, we recommend filling out a quote form and talking with a representative.