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FAQ's

Am I able to pre-order?

Yes. Headstones and markers can be pre-ordered as a means of ensuring that your wishes, or those of a loved one, are carried out. It can also lighten the burdens placed on children and family members once someone has passed. In many cases, when a family experiences a loss, the number of things to be decided with regards to planning end-of-life services is overwhelming, in addition to being completely new territory. We recently had a customer ask us for additional information on headstones and grave markers, and we decided to expand upon the topic for all those who may have questions about the process, but haven’t asked.

 

What are my options for headstones and grave markers?

Whether you choose a full burial or cremation, one of the many things you’ll need to decide when a loved one passes, is how their final resting place will be marked. There are a variety of options available through either a monument provider or your funeral home.

ADB Monuments provides gravestones, custom cemetery memorials, grave markers, headstones, upright monuments, flush or flat markers, and family estate mausoleums. In addition, ADB Monuments offers bronze memorials, upright monuments, granite markers, and accompanying vases to meet your needs and/or to serve the wishes of your loved ones.

What should people expect when working with a monument company?

Different monument companies will have different processes for quoting and creating customized grave markers for families. Before shopping for a monument provider, we recommended that you check with your cemetery to find out if there are any special requirements you should know about for grave markers. For example, a granite headstone may be appropriate in some sections of a cemetery, while bronze may be more appropriate for other sections.

ADB Monuments understand the importance of creating a unique and personalized grave marker as a memorial to a person’s life. ADB Monument specialists typically meet with families to discuss different design options, requested inscriptions, size specifications, and more. From there, we will work to meet your needs and wishes, while adhering to any cemetery restrictions or guidelines.

How long is typical and reasonable to decide upon and get a marker?

Although there are no set rules as to what is considered a normal amount of time to decide upon and get a marker, some cemeteries do have restrictions with regards to how soon a marker can be laid. In addition, certain religious customs and cultures may have required ceremonies around laying the grave marker, which could possibly affect the timing.

 

How long does it take to get a marker made?

It often takes some time for markers to be created, especially if you are having a special inscription or other lettering engraved. In some cases, it can take several weeks to create a marker, and then additional time for shipping. The typical wait is estimated between 6-13 weeks, on average.

 

Can I add to an existing headstone or marker?

Yes. If you want to add something a little extra special to a headstone or grave marker, we can and do make arrangements to add lettering and/or inscriptions to existing monuments and markers.

 

What is the typical cost of a headstone, grave marker, or monument?

Costs will vary based on the materials used and the type of marker desired. In order to get a specific quote for pricing, we’d recommend that you contact our representative so they can get the specifics and give you the most accurate pricing possible.

 

Can I pre-order a marker?

Yes. Headstones and markers can be pre-ordered as a means of ensuring that your wishes, or those of a loved one, are carried out. It can also lighten the burdens placed on children and family members once someone has passed.

 

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