Whether you are considering a small plaque or an elaborate headstone, we suggest that before committing to a particular idea, you thoroughly consider the following aspects.
Shape: The size and shape of the memorial, this may be regulated by the cemetery. Depending on the person, you may select the traditional headstone shape, or have something completely different in mind. Decide early on whether or not space may be required for a second inscription at a later date.
Colour: There are many options, black being the most common as it offers the best contrast to the inscription making it easier to read. There are many colours from Black, Grey, Blue Pearl, Red, White and more.
Inscription: Names, dates, poems and wording that would be appropriate for your loved one. The wording of the inscription is very important – especially if there is to be a later addition.
Theme and Images: Images that reflect your loved ones pass times, these are usually engraved and painted, e.g. flowers, emblems, logos, symbols, butterflies, ceramic images etc. Alternatively you could have a photo of the person printed on long lasting ceramic.
The best place to start when choosing a monument is either talking through your ideas with us, browsing online or spending some time at the local cemetery.