Where do I start?
This brief article will get you started on the process of getting a headstone
for your loved one. If you are not familiar with this process here are the four basic steps:
Step One: What cemetery is it?
Do you know your cemetery? Everything
starts from your cemetery's regulations. These regulations will usually put restrictions on the size and type of your
headstone. Find out your cemetery's exact name and location.
Learn your cemetery's regulations.
Your cemetery will have a set of
regulations. Either call them to ask about the regulations or call a local headstone service company to ask them to help you
with this. If you are in the South Jersey area you may want to contact us. We know the regulations of all the local cemeteries. We'll be glad to help.
Step Three: Get informed.
You should really
get acquainted with the subject of headstones a little. Most people have had little experience with this field. If you know
your basics there will be less chance of someone taking advantage of you.
the article How to buy a headstone? in order to understand the basic terminology and procedures. There are two related
articles, Granite Memorial Headstones and Bronze Headstones that you may want to read as well. Both of these articles are short.
Read the article Headstone Design. There are also four articles that you may be interested in that are related
to headstone design, they are: Headstone Symbols, Headstone Engraving, Child Headstone Design, and Headstone Shapes.
After reading the articles above
you can look at Our Headstones in
order to see the different types.
Step Four: Choose a company.
Now that you have been exposed to the procedures and terminology of the cemetery headstone
industry you can feel more confident when you choose a headstone services company. It's best to choose a company that
can take care of all your headstone needs - staying within your cemetery's regulations, the design, the sandblasting or
engraving, and the delivery and setting of the headstone at the cemetery.
you are new to the headstone services field you will find that following the above steps will help put your mind at ease about
the whole headstone creation process. If you are near any of our locations in the greater Philadelphia area please feel free to call us.