Menu Close

Adding Customized Inscriptions to a Headstone

Adding Customized Inscriptions to a Headstone

When faced with adding customized inscriptions to a headstone, memorial, or monument at a later time, there are important considerations to keep in mind to ensure that the process goes smoothly and the result is precisely what you envisioned. Here are some key points to take into account when looking to have inscriptions added at a later date:

Consult with the Cemetery: Before making any decisions regarding the inscription, it is crucial to consult with the cemetery where the memorial is located. Each cemetery may have rules and regulations regarding inscriptions, including permitted materials, size restrictions, and installation procedures.

Choose Quality Materials: If you know you will be adding inscriptions, make sure you choose high-quality materials that will withstand the test of time. Opt for durable materials such as granite or bronze, which are known for their longevity and ability to resist elements like weathering and erosion.

Consider the Design: The design of the inscription should complement the existing headstone, memorial, or monument and reflect the personality and life of the individual memorialized. Think about the letter style, size, and placement of the inscription to ensure it enhances the overall aesthetic appeal of the piece.

Craft a Meaningful Message: The inscription on a headstone is a lasting tribute to the person or event it commemorates. Take the time to carefully craft a meaningful message that encapsulates the essence of the life and/or legacy. Consider using quotes, poems, or personal sentiments that hold special significance.

Plan Ahead: When adding inscriptions it is advisable to plan ahead to avoid any last-minute stress or delays. Discuss your ideas and preferences with the relevant stakeholders well in advance to allow ample time for design approval, fabrication, and installation.

Work with a Professional: Adding inscriptions to a headstone is a delicate process that requires precision and expertise.  Mattos Monuments ensures a flawless outcome as we are a multi-generation, professional monument company highly experienced in adding inscriptions to existing granite and bronze memorials.

By following these guidelines and considering the critical factors outlined above, monument and memorial customers can navigate the process of adding inscriptions to a headstone with care and thoughtfulness, creating a lasting tribute that will stand the test of time.