FAQs About Headstones and Grave Markers

FAQs About Headstones and Grave Markers

When it comes to grave markers and headstones, many questions come to our minds trying to decide on the right material, type, size, and color of a memorial for their loved one’s grave. There’s a need to provide answers to these questions that confuse people at times of despair and grief.

In this blog, we’ll try to answer some of the most common and frequently asked questions about grave markers and headstones.

What options do I have?

The first question that comes to the minds of most people is about the options they have. They wonder how many materials, sizes, and shapes are there from which they might select. As we approach the day of the burial, there’s a decision we need to make, and that’s about how we’ll mark the grave of our loved one. For this purpose, we need to know about the options we have.

Some of these options include custom cemetery memorials, gravestones, headstones, grave markers, and upright monuments. On top of all this, you can also choose a monument accessory to complement your monument. You may select one that suits you and your loved one the most, as per your discretion.

What to expect from a monument company?

People aren’t sure about what to expect from a company that’s providing them with the monument for their loved one’s grave. There’s ambiguity about the range of services and products that a company may offer. It’s mainly because various companies have a differing set of procedures to follow. The other reason is that their product range and services can be different.

What we recommend is that people must inspect the cemetery before deciding on the memorial type. It can help because different sections and areas of a cemetery may have different suitable monument types. It’ll help in making the right decision while selecting the monument.

Monument companies also meet and discuss with the family members of the departed soul to get to know about their preferences and likings. It is essential to help family members make the best possible decision.

How soon should I decide on a memorial?

Another question is how much time they have to decide and get a memorial on the grave of their beloved one. The answer to this question may vary depending upon the rules, policies, and restrictions of various cemeteries. There may also be community-based, religious practices that may bound you to decide on a marker within a specific period. Usually, no specific time frame is better or worse, but sometimes it’s hard for some people to complete this step, so getting it done sooner than later can help the process move smoothly along.

How long does the monument company take?

People wonder how much time a monument company takes to manufacture, deliver, and install the monument. Mainly, it depends on what type of inscriptions you’ve selected for your memorial. Besides, if there is more customized engraving or any other accessory chosen, it’ll take extra time that maybe even up to several weeks. Shipping also takes some time to deliver the monument to the site.

Under normal circumstances, and especially if you haven’t ordered any extra time-heavy customization, you should expect the monument to be ready in around five to six weeks. You must also bear in mind that there can be many factors affecting the time that a company requires to create, polish, and deliver your monument. The time period of five to six weeks is just an average time to give you an estimate.

Summit Memorials offers a range of memorial services and products in Edmonton and Saskatoon. We make sure you get what you order precisely and with the best quality, not to mention at a very competitive cost. Get in touch with us by clicking our contact us page.

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