It’s critical to choose someone who can handle all of your demands when buying a gravestone for end-of-life or pre-planning, or a tribute for a loved one. Working with a variety of businesses can be difficult, taxing, and frustrating. It’s always ideal to pick a single reputable business to create your monument. Working with many doctors can be stressful, especially if you’re grieving. It’s difficult enough to lose a loved one without contributing to your list of worries.

Graveyard and remembrance parks have rules about the types and sizes of Hauakivid that are allowed, and these rules vary by site. Flat monuments or markers made of only one type of product, such as granite, may be preferred by some burial places. Before making a purchase, inquire about any potential restrictions with the property manager. The cemetery may charge a fee for the installation or insist that you only buy a headstone from one of their approved vendors. Request referrals from friends and relatives if you ever need to employ an installation.

If the deceased does not have a will or their close family has passed away, the burden falls as next kin. At the end of the day, the choice on the headstone is the duty of the family. When it comes time to pay for the headstone, if there is an estate, the money is collected from the property first. Nevertheless, the family may elect to pay cash in specific cases. If the estate does not have sufficient funds, the burden falls to the husband and children.

Because stonemasons charge differently, estimating the exact cost of an inscription on a headstone can be challenging. Some stonemasons charge extra for the inscription but not for the headstone. Others bill based on the number of lines of text on the stone, while others bill based on the number of letters. Some stonemasons offer a limited number of complimentary letters in exchange for a fee for additional letters.