How to Class

Buying a headstone can be complicated. Keep in mind the main points above and you will do well when you talk to your local headstone services company. Expect to pay between $100 and $2000 (or more) for a headstone. Adding ceramic pictures and complex designs can increase the cost. The entire process can take between 3 and 10 weeks to complete depending on the material and workmanship required.

Know Your Rights

Important information that some cemeteries and funeral service providers may not want you to know.

Two popular court cases have decided that cemeteries could not refuse the customer his/her rights to have an outside source provide and/or install (including the foundation) a memorial as long as reasonable rules, regulations and specifications were met. This also applies to cemeteries who state that the sale of the lot and installation of the memorial are part of a single package that the customer bought. Cemeteries that force the consumer to buy a monument from them may be in violation of federal anti-trust laws.