How to buy a headstone online & where to start

Honoring the memory of a loved one is a deeply personal and meaningful experience. Traditionally, purchasing a grave marker, headstone, or tombstone involved visiting local memorial stores, discussing options with craftsmen, and navigating through numerous choices. However, the advent of the internet has transformed the way we shop for various goods, including memorial products.


Contacting your cemetery:


We recommend contacting your cemetery to obtain a copy of the cemetery's rules and regulations, you will need to directly contact the cemetery authorities or administration office. They should be able to provide you with a written copy of the rules upon request. They may have a website or contact information available where you can reach out to them.

When you contact the cemetery administration, you can inquire about the following information:

  1. Size and location of the plot: Ask about the available plot sizes and their specific locations within the cemetery.

  2. Permitted materials: Inquire about the materials that can be used for markers or monuments, such as granite or bronze.

  3. Marker size restrictions: Ask about the minimum and maximum sizes of markers or monuments allowed within the cemetery.

  4. Symbols or location information: Check if the cemetery has any specific requirements or recommendations regarding symbols or location information to be included on the markers.

  5. Restrictions on granite or bronze color: Inquire if there are any limitations or guidelines regarding the color of granite or bronze markers, particularly specific to the area.

  6. Acceptance of photographic images: Check if the cemetery allows the use of photographic images on markers or monuments.

  7. Limitations on edge types: Inquire if there are any restrictions on the type of edges permitted for markers or monuments.

  8. Setting fees and rules: Ask about the fees and rules associated with setting markers or monuments in the cemetery. Some cemeteries may require their staff to set the markers, while others may allow individuals or third-party services to handle the installation.

Remember, each cemetery has it's own set of rules and regulations. 



Buying a grave marker, headstone, or tombstone online offers convenience, a wide range of choices, and the ability to personalize the memorial. By conducting thorough research, understanding cemetery regulations, choosing the right design and material, customizing the memorial, reviewing pricing and budget, and carefully reading the store's policies, you can navigate the online shopping experience with confidence. While technology has reshaped the process, the underlying sentiment of honoring and cherishing the memory of a loved one remains at the forefront of this significant endeavor.

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