How to Choose the Right Headstone for Your Loved One – South Wales Monuments

It can be extremely hard to go through the process of purchasing a headstone after your loved one has passed away, however, at South Wales Monuments we aim to make this as easy as possible for you so that it isn’t so difficult to deal with. Established on 1982, we are the leading supplier of bespoke headstones in South Wales and surrounding areas such as Bristol. If you are looking for a headstone or memorial for your loved one then South Wales Monuments are the perfect company for you. We aim to provide each and every customer with a compassionate and helpful service, so please do not hesitate to get in touch if you would like to find out more. Give us a call on 029 2088 7188 for more information today!

Tips for Choosing a Headstone


  1. Represent Your Loved One

With any memorial, you want to ensure that the deceased person is represented in the way you want them to be. This will often depend on how their personality was and the types of interests they had, as the headstone can be personalised to have any sort of look you want. All headstones at South Wales Monuments are unique and are handcrafted by our highly experienced craftsmen, so never be afraid to suggest an idea if you have something in mind. We take lots of inspiration from our customers and provide a bespoke service to ensure that all memorials are perfect.


  1. Choose A Durable Material

Before the major design process even occurs, it is highly important to consider the types of materials you wish for the headstone to be made out of. We offer popular materials such as granite and white marble, as well as many other great options. Headstones can be made from a huge variety of materials, each with a look of their own. The material you choose will also affect the maintenance that is required and they are all very different. You should consider this when looking at materials as each material has its own advantages and disadvantages.

How to Choose the Perfect Headstone  

  1. Select an Appropriate Design

There are so many different options to choose from when it comes to the actual design of the headstone. Of course, this will mainly be based on the person the memorial is being made for, however, it can be used to represent whatever you choose it to. At South Wales Monuments, we offer many different types of memorials including heart memorials, teddy bear memorials, cremation memorials, several different headstone styles and much more.


  1. Make Sure the Inscriptions Are Meaningful

You should make sure that the message you choose for the headstone itself has been well though through as it represents the entire headstone’s message. Popular inscriptions include ‘Rest in Peace’, ‘In Loving Memory Of…’ and ‘Forever in Our Hearts’. You can use one of these for the headstone, however, it is recommended that a unique and personalised message is used instead as it is a lot more tailored and special for all family and friends.


  1. Ensure the Headstone is Maintained

Don’t let the headstone get damaged or dirty. Good and regular maintenance will ensure that your headstone stays looking new and it will also ensure that it lasts for many years to come. We offer a range of different aftercare services that can be purchased if you wish for us to come out and maintain the headstone. Our Total Care Service typically costs around £80, although this will depend on the value of the memorial itself. This includes 4 visits a year so that the headstone can be monitored and repaired if this is needed.

For high-quality headstones, call South Wales Monuments today on 029 2088 7188. One of our friendly team will be able to advise you further.