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How to Choose the Right Monument for a Person’s Grave 

Published: October 17, 2022
by ARN Funeral & Cremation Services
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If you and your family are going to be burying a loved one in a local cemetery following their funeral services at one of the funeral homes in Indianapolis, IN, you’ll need to invest in a monument for them at some point. You can invest in everything from a flat marker or a headstone to a memorial bench or a sculpture. Before you buy a monument, though, you should learn all about how to choose the right option. Find out how it’s done below. 

Begin by coming up with a budget for a loved one’s monument. 

There are some monuments that will only cost a few hundred dollars through an Indianapolis, IN funeral home. There are others that are going to set you back a few thousand dollars, if not more. With this in mind, it’ll be important for your family to come up with a budget before you start shopping around for a loved one’s monument. You should decide what you can afford to spend so that you don’t end up going into debt while purchasing a monument for a loved one. 

See which types of monuments are allowed at a loved one’s cemetery. 

There might be some restrictions that you’ll face when it comes to which types of monuments you can put in certain cemeteries. For example, there are some cemeteries that will only allow families to put down flat markers on their loved one’s graves. For this reason, you should see if there will be any limitations that you’ll face when you’re buying a monument for a loved one. The last thing you want to do is spend a bunch of money on a monument only to later discover that you won’t even be able to use it. 

Think about how you want to pay tribute to a loved one with a monument. 

You can use a monument to pay tribute to a loved one in so many ways. For instance, you can put your loved one’s name and the dates of their birth and death on a monument. But you can also put a picture of your loved one on a monument or turn their monument into a statue that epitomizes what they were all about. Whatever the case, it’s worth spending some time thinking about how you would like to use a monument to memorialize your loved one. Doing this will help you narrow down your options. 

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Take a look at how long it’ll be before you can get your hands on monuments for a loved one. 

There are some monuments that are going to take a whole lot longer to create than others. You should try to gauge how long it’ll take for certain types of monuments to come together. If a monument is going to take forever to be finished, you might want to bypass that option and look for something that will be done slightly sooner. It’ll put your family in a position to place a monument on your loved one’s grave quicker than you would be able to otherwise. 

Would you like to begin looking around at different monuments that you can buy for a loved one? Our funeral home can show you some terrific options when you make Indianapolis, IN funeral arrangements for your loved one through us. Give us a call now to see what kinds of monuments you can invest in. 


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