Contact a Proper Placement Headstone (PPH) representative.
PPH will contact your cemetery. Many cemeteries have their own set of regulations. A single lot may have different regulations than a family lot. These regulations put restrictions on the size of your headstone. These size restrictions will play a part in the selection of your design. PPH will be able to help you with this. Cemeteries are in business to make a profit and it is possible that they will lead you to believe that you must buy your headstone through them. This is not true. You may buy your headstone from anyone. It is a federal law.
Visit 1 of 4 of our satellite locations. Or, ask them to visit you. As we are not only a legitimate headstone seller, we have been in the funeral and burial business for 50 years.
Select the headstone material. Ask us to show you our book of headstone options. Also ask about the relative prices. Different materials have different prices.
Select the type and size of the headstone. Choose from among those allowed. You can pick a shape at this time as well. Not all shapes may be available for all type and sizes of headstones.
Choose what you want to be displayed on the headstone. A headstone is a lasting symbol and a tribute to the life of the deceased person. It is important to choose something appropriate for the person the headstone is for. The inscription, symbols and/or pictures are included in this step. Each headstone type has a certain area in which your information can be displayed. There are size limitations. Tell our PPH representative your thoughts about what you want. He or she should be able to simplify the process for you.
Approve the final layout. You want to see exactly what is going to be created. The paper with this information is called a proof. Look at the proof carefully. Be sure the information is correct and the design is how you want it to be.
Check the headstone. As soon as the headstone is delivered check to make sure that your information and design is the way you approved it in the proof. Is the information correct? Is the design correct?
Have someone, or PPH, set the headstone for you. Placing the headstone at the gravesite should be done by a professional.
Buying a headstone can be complicated. Keep in mind the main points above and you will do well in understanding the headstone purchasing process.