Different cemeteries and churchyards can have their own guidelines – we have long established relationships with the local places so we will happily advise what permanent memorials are allowed for the chosen resting place. In some cases, these guidelines can place restrictions on the type of words allowed on a headstone, the design of the headstone itself and any grave surround you may choose to have – Moar & Butler will guide you through this process. Some cemeteries and churchyards require ongoing fees for maintenance responsibilities, if this applies to the chosen grave we will let you know.
It’s helpful to know that you don’t have to choose a headstone immediately when arranging a funeral. In the first instance, some time may be required before a headstone can be placed securely in the ground by a grave after a burial. Also, some find that choosing a headstone after a short period of time allows you to spread the cost of the funeral. When you’re ready to choose and place a headstone, Moar & Butler will apply to your chosen cemetery or churchyard for permission, and we will advise on the fees required for obtaining this permission.
Moar & Butler have established trusting relationships with the local crematoria over the years, so we’ll be able to provide you with the necessary information about the permanent memorial options your chosen crematorium can offer.
In recent years, we’ve seen a dramatic increase in the number of people looking to create an on-line memorial. This type of memorial is very flexible, as you can allow friends and family to add to it over time, so it can continue to grow.