Choosing and purchasing memorials for loved ones is such an important decision that it is often not suited to internet shopping. Instead, memorials are best chosen after a great deal of thought about how you want to remember a much loved family member or friend, and consideration of the different options that are available. That’s why it is always a good idea to speak directly to a monumental mason or memorial supplier. They will use their skills and experience in this field to help you understand the choices that are available for you to make when choosing a memorial, and to find the most appropriate design, material and finish that will provide the most fitting tribute to your loved one.
Memorials are traditionally carved in stone, slate, granite or marble. They can come in a variety of shapes and sizes, from the traditional tablet shape to more modern ideas such as heart-shaped or open book-shaped stones, and even bespoke shapes that are designed by you in conjunction with your monumental mason. Memorials can contain both lettering and imagery, which will be hand carved and finished to the standards you require.
A memorial mason will be able to guide you through this process of choosing a memorial that both provides a lasting and fitting tribute to your loved one, and also satisfies any requirements set out by the burial authorities in the place where your memorial is going to be placed. They can even take care of the process of applying for permission for memorials to be erected, then ensuring that this work is carried out with the proper expertise and care.