Be it traditional, modern, ornate or understated, it’s important that all memorials provide an appropriate and fitting tribute to the person they are honouring. Using an expert monumental mason will mean that you can turn your vision into a reality, whether you already have a clear idea of the memorial you would like, or you would prefer to be advised on the materials, designs and inscription options that are available. Ultimately, it is likely that you will have many questions about the process of commissioning, ordering and erecting memorials, and your monumental mason will be able to guide you through the whole process.
Memorials are typically erected at least six months after a burial. This is to allow time for the ground to settle, and also to allow you plenty of time to make the right decisions about what will be a lasting commemoration of your loved one. This means you don’t need to rush the process of choosing your preferred option from the range of choices of memorials that are available, and can take time to discuss it with family and friends.
You will also be able to have a good idea of how your memorial will look before you give the final go-ahead to your stone mason. It’s normal practice for you to receive a scale drawing of the headstone which shows how the inscription and any other design features of the memorial will look. From this you can be sure that what you have chosen and described is what the finished result will look like, giving you peace of mind whenever you’re choosing memorials for loved ones.