Are you in the process of purchasing a memorial for a loved one?
Organising funerals and memorials can make an already difficult time even more confusing, as you work through the many necessary logistics, regulations and to-do lists. During such times, with the loss of a family member or friend, it can seem overwhelming to deal with decisions involving headstones, inscriptions and other details.
To provide you with some help in this area, we’ve put together some of the key factors you should consider when designing a memorial.
Choosing the Right Headstone
When purchasing a headstone, you’ll want to consider the following design elements:
• Size – unique designs can be created to suit all budgets, in all sizes
• Shape – personalise the memorial with a unique style
• Material – for example, granite or marble headstones
• Colour – different stones and materials will present a range of colour options
Be Aware of Memorial Regulations
You may not be aware that there are often rules and regulations surrounding memorials, determined by your local council, as well as the cemetery the memorial is situated in.
Become familiar with these regulations before deciding on the memorial size, for example, as design elements can be impacted.
Work with a Reputable Memorial Business
The memorial company you choose to create your headstone or memorial piece should be able to provide you with more information about factors such as regulations and limitations.
A reputable memorial business will do their best to accommodate your needs and make your arrangements as stress-free and smooth as possible.
Look for a memorial company who offers a range of options and is happy to create a truly customised piece to honour your loved one.
Unique, Customised Memorials in Auckland
Sanctuary Memorials provide the largest range of granite headstones in the Auckland region, offering unique custom-designed headstones in a variety of colour, shapes and sizes.
You can even bring in a photo, or other image, or design motif, which the team can incorporate to create a truly unique customised design for your loved one. View some examples from the Sanctuary Memorials showroom for design ideas and options.