Picking the right memorial can be a challenge. For a start, mourners may have very different views on the most appropriate way to ensure the memory of the deceased lives on.
There may be other considerations too – including budget and difficulties in deciding on the best material and inscription wording. Meanwhile, local churchyards and cemeteries may impose certain regulations which could limit the options available.
That’s why it’s so important to work with a trusted professional who can help guide and advice you through what is sometimes a difficult process. What is acceptable and desirable in one area may be the complete opposite in another.
Have a discussion before making a final choice
Before making any decisions, it’s vital to understand what is possible in terms of wording, design, budget and local regulations. Arrange a consultation with a local memorial mason who will be happy to answer any questions you have (no matter how small) and who also has experience of dealing with local cemetery management.
Ideally, you should visit their showroom so that you can see for yourself what the finished piece will look like.
At Davis Memorials, we will be able to support you and help you if you are looking for expert, local advice on memorials in Dudley. Our showroom is a place for visitors to come and have a friendly, no-pressure chat with us as well as look at our work, which we’re always happy to share. Alternatively, if you can’t visit us in person, you can download our brochure by following the link to learn more.
A supportive listening ear
A memorial mason takes years to become fully trained. It takes time to learn how to respect materials such as stone, marble and granite and how best to shape, sculpt and inscribe. It takes patience to know how to painstakingly restore older memorials to bring them back to their former glory without risking further deterioration of the material.
Still, all those years of training would be for nothing if not accompanied by a listening ear and an ability to empathise with our clients at what is often an extremely distressing time.
That’s why, when choosing a memorial mason, we believe that communication and old-fashioned, courteous customer service are some of the qualities to look out for when making your choice.
If you feel under pressure when visiting a showroom, or you’re being forced to go down a certain route, then it might be time to pause for reflection. After all, your loved one deserves a memorial that’s best for them and you, without feeling that you are being rushed into a decision you’re not entirely comfortable with.
Do you need to organise a memorial?
If you would like to make an enquiry about memorials in Dudley, please feel free to complete our contact form online or call our friendly and experienced team on 01384 566 958, we will be more than happy to help.