Traditionally, headstones are used to help families commemorate the passing of a loved one. If you have recently lost a loved one, commissioning a headstone can be a daunting task during this very emotional time. Many clients ask our memorials team when is the right time to start looking for a headstone. Here, we will when to get started on the headstone memorial.
It is best to wait 6-12 months after the burial to allow the soil to settle down around the grave site. Some cemeteries also use machines to pack the soil and reduce the air which can reduce the time needed for settling.
The cemetery might ask you to wait for a specific period of time before placing a headstone or gravestone, alternatively, some might encourage you to order the headstone fairly soon after the burial.
Here are some good reasons you should take your time creating the headstone.