Choosing the right gravestone is one of the most important things to consider when you begin the process of providing a fitting memorial for the deceased person.

There are many things to consider including the right material, size and cost. Headstones can be expensive and on top of all the other costs your budget can easily be exceeded unless you pay attention to the details.

This can be difficult of course in a time of great upheaval. While forward planning these things is not something people tend to do it is important to consider where you would like the deceased to be buried first so that you can consider the rules and regulations of particular cemeteries.

You will be met with several options when it comes to choosing headstones. Headstones are made from all kinds of materials including slate, sandstone, limestone, granite and marble to name but a few.

Granite is considered to be one of the best choices you can make if you want a headstone that is easy to maintain and will be resistant to the harshest weather conditions.

Granite headstones don’t just come in white or black, they can also come in a variety of other colours including grey, red, blue and even pink.

Sandstone or slate are other popular choices, however these stones will be more susceptible to the weather even if they look more like the traditional gravestones many people prefer.