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2 Things To Check Out Before You Buy A Grave Marker

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When you have lost a loved one, you want to make sure that their gravesite is properly marked so that you can remember them, so other people can know who was there, and so everyone can find their grave. Grave markers, stones, and memorials are the best and easiest way to do that. Before you order one of those things, there are things that you should check into and think about. You don't want to spend time and money on a grave marker only to find out that it isn't able to be used where you want it. 

1. Height Regulations

One thing you need to do is to check to see how high the cemetery allows grave markers to be. Some cemeteries only allow markers that are flat and level to the ground. That's because they want to be able to easily mow and maintain the grounds. A flat grave marker makes it easy for the mower to go over the marker easily. If the cemetery that you want to use only allows flat markers, you may want to check to see if they have areas where they will let you use a raised marker. If you have a plot that was bought before they made rules stating that you can only use flat markers, you may be able to have a raised stone since the plot is grandfathered in. 

2. Style Regulations

You also want to check out what kind of styles that the cemetery may prohibit. If you are able to have a raised gravestone, you may want to get something like an angel or something decorative, but the cemetery may regulate those kinds of stones, so you may have to go with a stone that has an angel or the decoration engraved on the stone. For example, if you have lost your child, you may want to have a stone in the shape of a lamb or something similar, but the cemetery only allows stones that are square or rectangular and regularly shaped, so you may want to talk to the company where you are getting the stone and have them carve that lamb or truck or dolly or whatever else you want directly on the stone. 

If you have lost a loved one, there are a lot of things that you have to think about. One of those is what kind of stone you would like to have on your loved one's grave. For more information, contact a company like Norman's Memorials.