Losing a loved one is never easy. As time passes, some people feel that they are forgetting their loved one or not honoring their memory. To help ease these feelings and to ensure that a loved one is always remembered and honored, permanent memorialization such as a monument or marker should be placed. There are lots of options to choose from, and the full service memorialization specialist at Brunswick Memorial Home, an East Brunswick, NJ funeral homes and cremation provider can offer some tips to help you design a unique memorial for the person you have lost.
In designing a memorial, be aware that most cemeteries have regulations dictating size, style, and other elements with the monument or marker, so it’s best to be familiar with them before beginning the process. We’re familiar with all the local cemeteries and can guide you before you begin.
The first thing you should do is determine a budget; the budget has to be reasonable and somewhat flexible. To best plan , take the time to do some research into the average rates of these kinds of memorials. Prices can fluctuate a bit from provider to provider, but they do stay within an average. The cost will depend on size, the materials from which the memorial is made, and many other factors.
The next step is to choose the style of monument that you want. If you have a limited budget, your choices will be a bit narrower, but there will still be numerous options to choose from. Our memorialization department offers upright monuments which have the most amount of carving on them and allow for the most freedom of design. You can also consider flush markers, which lay flat on the grave. These can be one of the more affordable options, and they offer a classic, sleek look that always provides elegance. The other popular option is slant monuments, which are the halfway point between a marker and an upright memorial.
Once you know monument style you’d like, you will want to consider what color granite you prefer. Many people think that granite comes in limited options, but this is not the case. There are dozens of shades to consider, so be sure to ask to see samples.
As soon as you have the style and granite picked out, it is time to design what you want the memorial to say. Depending on the size, you will be able to add names, dates, and even quotes on the granite. You can even add symbols that can be carved directly onto the granite. Take time with this step and get some suggestions from people you trust.
It is best not to rush into creating a memorial monument for someone you have lost. From choosing the budget you want to work with to the color of the granite, you should carefully consider all options. Our dedicated memorialist at Brunswick Memorial Home, a Funeral homes and cremation providers in East Brunswick, NJ is always ready to help you through the process. We will ensure that you know all of the available options and help you decide on the ones that best suit your needs. Give us a call at (732)254-9393 to make an appointment at our office – Brunswick Memorial Home, 454 Cranbury Rd, East Brunswick, NJ 08816.