Preplanning for Buying a Cemetery Memorial, Monument, Head or Grave Stone
Cemetery Memorial and Monument, sometimes
referred to as a headstone are as varied in both price and style as there are
those who purchase them. This is the one place where what is chosen to honor and
dignify the loved one lost will bear a lasting impression. When all the funeral
home, church or synagogue, casket display, eulogies and mourning are finished,
the memorial, monument or headstone will remain a physical remembrance of that
loved one for decades to come.
We at The Final Arrangements Network cannot begin
to show even a small portion of this diverse product's styles, costs, materials,
manufacturing differences or any of the myriad of choices available to you. We
can tell you, however, it is important you shop thoroughly. This is one of those
items where substantial savings can be made by becoming an aware consumer on
One of the best ways to save is if you can find
both the cemetery lot and memorial, monument or headstone for sale by a private
owner. There are hundreds of such offers in The
Cemetery Registry. If you can find a cemetery in your area there may be both
a lot and marker for sale. Savings of up to 50% are not unusual using the
Cemetery Registry this way.
There are hundreds of websites that offer direct
purchases and shipping of memorials and monuments of all kinds. You should do a
search to familiarize yourself with what is available and in your final
arrangements budget range.
A word of caution about cemeteries and markers.
Many cemeteries have very precise specifications covering; style, size, color,
installation, foundation, etc.. When you have decided on a cemetery or are
looking at a list of choices for cemetery, talk to that cemetery and get these
specifications before you waste your time looking for a memorial or monument
that won't be acceptable in those cemeteries.
In addition to standard types of memorials,
monuments or headstones there are a bevy of artisans who can fashion unique and
beautiful creations you may wish to consider. Please click below for a current
list of artists we at The Final Arrangements Network have become aware of.