A Unique Funeral Service

Earlier this year, a close friend of mine passed away. This sweet woman was incredibly unique. Besides adoring vintage clothing, she always had extremely short hair. After her death, her son wanted to plan a funeral service with her unique style in mind. So, he immediately started working with the helpful staff at a respected funeral home in our hometown. After relaying his desires to the professional employees at the funeral home, my friend’s son decided to omit a viewing on the night before the funeral. Instead, he had the funeral home staff bring his mother’s body to the church two hours before the funeral service. He also gave anyone who wanted to speak at the funeral service an opportunity. On this blog, I hope you will discover the wonderful ways the staff at a funeral home can help you plan a unique funeral for a loved one.

3 Things To Know When Purchasing Headstones


Purchasing a headstone is something that many people end up having to do at one point in their lives. Some decide to choose their own headstone in anticipation of their demise while others decide to leave the decision up to their loved ones. Headstones are used in cemeteries and other burial spaces in order to identify who is buried in that location. They usually have the name of the person, their birth and death dates, and other personal information inscribed on them. When purchasing a headstone, there are a few things that should be taken into consideration.

Cemetery Rules And Requirements

The first thing that should be considered before even looking at headstones is the rules and requirements for the cemetery or burial ground that will be used. Each cemetery is different, and there may be some restrictions in terms of what types of headstones are allowed. You may find that certain materials and styles are not allowed in the space. Many cemeteries also have size restrictions as well as guidelines for the shape of the headstone. Choosing a headstone that doesn't meet the guidelines of the burial space can be a costly mistake.

There Are A Lot Of Options To Choose From

Once you are aware of any potential restrictions on the headstone, you can begin to look at your options. When it comes to headstones, the options are endless. Some popular types of headstones include flat markers, slant markers, bevel markers, monuments, ledgers, and more. Granite and bronze are two are the most common materials for headstones. Granite, in particular, is often used and comes in a variety of colors including grays, pinks, browns, and even black. Many headstones even come built-in in flower vases.


Finally, another thing to consider is the cost of the headstone. Costs can vary from just a few hundred dollars to thousands of dollars depending on the size, complexity, and material of the headstone. A simple flat grave marker made out of granite typically ranges between $250 and $600. Bevel and slant headstones typically range between $350 and $2,800. A simple monument can cost between $1,000 and $3,000 while larger and more ornate monuments typically run between $3,000 and $10,000. The more complex the headstone is, the more expensive it tends to be. Sculptures and engraved designs tend to up the cost of a headstone.

Headstones do more than just mark where a person's final resting place is. They also commemorate that person's life. Before purchasing a headstone, it's important to check the cemetery or burial location's rules and regulations for headstones. It's also important to take a look at your options. There are a variety of headstones available ranging from simple designs to ornate monuments. Cost is another thing to consider. Headstones range in price from a few hundred dollars to thousands of dollars. 


27 February 2018