Is your family going to be burying a loved one at one of the cemeteries in Robbinsville, NJ in the near future? If you are, you’re going to want to put a headstone on top of your loved one’s burial plot in most cases. Creating a great headstone for your loved one will allow you to pay tribute to your loved one’s life. It’ll also help to teach future generations of your family all about your loved one. Take a look at some tips on how families can create the perfect headstones for cemeteries below.
Begin by deciding what kind of headstone you want to get for your loved one.
If you sneak a quick peek at a cemetery, you’re going to see all kinds of different headstones in it. From upright headstones and slant headstones to bench headstones and headstones that look like statues, you can order almost any headstone you want. You and your family should learn about the various types of headstones and then choose the one that you like the most for your loved one.
Think about which materials you want to be used to make your loved one’s headstone.
In addition to there being many different types of headstones on the market today, there are also a bunch of materials that can be used to make a headstone. Some of the most popular materials include granite, marble, concrete, sandstone, bronze, and fieldstone. Each of these materials is going to last for a certain amount of time and cost a certain amount of money. You should consider these two main factors when selecting the materials that you want to use to make your loved one’s headstone.
Decide what you would like to have engraved on your loved one’s headstone.
Once you know what kind of headstone you want for your loved one, you can start trying to decide what you’re going to put on it. You’ll obviously want to put things like your loved one’s name and the dates of their birth and death so that the headstone positively identifies them. But you might also want to put a picture of your loved one, a quote, or something else entirely on the headstone. It’ll be up to you and your family to decide what you want the headstone to have engraved on it.
Keep a budget in mind at all times when creating a loved one’s headstone.
The total price that you’ll have to pay for a headstone is going to be based on all the factors we just discussed. From the type of headstone you go with to the engravings that you do on a headstone, it’s all going to help determine your headstone costs. You should come up with a budget for your loved one’s headstone and vow to stick to it. It’ll stop your family from spending more than you can afford to on a headstone.
Prior to picking out a headstone for a loved one, you’ll need to choose a burial plot for them. Princeton Memorial Park & Mausoleum can lend a hand with this process. We have above-ground spaces available in our mausoleum and in-ground plots available in the rest of our Robbinsville, NJ cemetery. Give us a call to schedule an appointment at our cemetery.