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Three Steps to Remember When Choosing A Headstone

Three Steps to Remember When Choosing A Headstone

The process of choosing a headstone for a loved one can be an intimidating one. There seem to be a thousand choices, and these choices need to be made in a short amount of time or during an emotional crisis in a lot of cases. That’s why the experienced staff at Michigan’s best headstone and marker design company, Black Monument, are here to help. We provide Cemetery Headstone & Marker design, fabrication, installation, repair, customizing, and engraving.

There are three key areas we focus on to make this complicated process simple for our valued customers. First, we help you determine the size of the headstone. Next, you’ll be able to choose the color. And finally, we craft a unique design that commemorates your loved one.

What Size Should I Choose?

The number of people honored on each headstone is one of the biggest factors when choosing a headstone. Choose between a “Single” and a “Companion” size if you’re preparing to commemorate one or both members a couple. As you consider the size of the headstone, you may need to check with the chosen cemetery on proper parameters, as some locations have size restrictions. Black Monument’s experienced and attentive staff can customize to fit any cemetery guideline in West Michigan.

What Color of Headstone is Best?

Granite headstones are what Black Monument does best, and you can find granite in all colors! Each color comes from a separate part of the world, such as the United States, Europe, South America, and Asia. Some designs and lettering styles work best on specific types of granite. At our showroom, you’ll be able to choose from a wide variety of custom headstones in Michigan. We also provide bronze memorials for those who are interested in this style.

What Custom Designs are Available?

Our staff has fielded nearly every request imaginable during our over 120 years of client service. From Religious symbols, personal endearments, military emblems, even to photos and signatures – we can transform a personal request into a lasting statement and permanent work of art. Your memories are special, and our design staff is here to work with you in creating a headstone that honors your loved one.

Whether this is a fast headstone design question or a part of an estate planning process, our experienced and dedicated staff at Black Monument are ready to help you in finding a memorial that is as unique as the person who it commemorates. Stop in our showroom or visit our gallery for more information.

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