A headstone is among the items most funeral homes in Chesterfield Township, MI will ask you to choose if your loved one has passed away. But you have to consult a cemetery to see if they allow headstones and what types of headstones they allow. Headstones are not just a way to honor your loved one but also mark where your loved one is buried. Here is a simple way to buy a headstone.
Visit the cemetery
You need to visit the cemetery grounds and look at the headstones, monuments, and grave markers to get an idea of what you want. You can also talk to cemetery staff and describe your headstone idea to see what they think.
Pick The Right Size Of Headstone
Contact the cemetery and inquire about the maximum headstone size they allow. They can tell you about their requirements and even help you understand their rules and regulations. Once you have checked with the cemetery, go ahead and get a headstone of the correct size.
Choose The Headstone Shape You Prefer
Headstones come in various shapes such as square top, half round, oval with shoulders, peon top, serpentine top, and more. Traditional headstones are a safer choice but if you are adventurous you can go for shapes such as half-ogee-top or even offset-peon-top headstones. But monument dealers are probably going to charge you more for headstones that have creative shapes that make a graveside stand out.
Select An Epitaph Or Verse That Says Something About The Life Of Your Loved One
Epitaphs and verses are not hard to get, but you need something moving or something that sends a good message. Just think carefully about what you want to write on the headstone. It’s up to you how personalized you want the headstone to be. Some people even add amusing messages on the headstone marking the grave of their loved one. Other information added to a headstone includes the full name of the deceased and their date of birth and death.
Pick A Font That Is Easy To Read
There are hundreds of fonts you can choose from, but remember that you need a font that anyone can read easily. The traditional fonts used for headstones include Script, Times Roman, and Block. Talk to the monument owner and have them sketch the name of your loved one in the different fonts you are drawn to on a piece of paper.
Choose The Right Color
You can choose neutral colors such as barre gray, memory rose, and Dakota mahogany. But there are many other colors for granite headstones that you can pick. The right color could be the color that you feel will make it easier for people to see the photo and epitaph on the headstone. You could also pick your loved one’s favorite color.
Our caring and experienced professionals can advise you about headstones. Arranging the funeral down to its smallest detail is part of what we do when providing funeral and cremation services in Chesterfield Township, MI.