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Contacting local monument companies to help set your headstone

After designing and ordering your headstone, it will be delivered to the cemetery of your choice, where it will need to be installed. Most of the time, the cemetery where the memorial is to be placed will install it for a fee. However, you are not required to use the cemetery’s installation services. The Federal Trade Commission allows consumers to shop around for any funeral services they need to encourage competition or free trade.

Before you make any definitive decisions, you may consider calling a few cemeteries to see if they can recommend any headstone installers.

You will need to make sure that you have the proper burial information from the cemetery before the monument is stalled, especially if it is to be installed by a third-party. If the headstone was purchased on a pre-need basis, then the headstone can be set prior to burial.

It’s very important that you have an experienced company set the headstone for you. If you have any concerns about the work of a monument company, ask if they have set any recent headstones in cemeteries near your home so you can see an example of their work.


Sometimes people choose to install headstones themselves, but this is not recommended if you do not have any experience with construction. This is especially not recommended if the gravestone you have purchased is particularly large and heavy. Attempting to set a headstone without proper equipment, or experience can cause injury to yourself or damage to an expensive marker. Contacting a local monument dealer to install a headstone is your best bet to ensuring the headstone is installed properly.