Through the years, memorial designs have changed, meaning you now have a range of traditional and modern options to consider when choosing a memorial or headstone. However, if you have an idea in mind for a memorial but can’t find it, that doesn’t necessarily mean it is no longer made or not permitted. It may mean that the best option for you is a bespoke memorial, which can be made to your own design and be unique to your memories of your loved one.
Any memorial to a family member or friend is a very personal item, so it stands to reason that they should be treated individually. Having a bespoke memorial can be the perfect way to commemorate and remember that person in exactly the way you want. For example, you could include favourite flowers, religious figures, military or professional badges, illustrations of hobbies, sporting scenes or animals in your chosen bespoke memorial. Alternatively, if you really want a unique bespoke memorial, you could commission something even more special and individual, such as a sandblast or painted design, a light carving, a bespoke shape or a detailed three-dimensional carving.
If you find a memorial that is no longer in production, you could also have that created as a bespoke memorial. Many monumental masons will be able to work from a picture or photograph in order to be able to produce your bespoke memorial to exactly the specifications you envisage.