When you lose a loved one it can be a huge setback in life. The grieving process can last different amounts of time for everyone as everyone deals with it in a unique way. South Wales Monuments can help with the healing & grieving process by providing bespoke and personalised memorials for all in Bristol and the surrounding areas.
It can be extremely hard to choose the right memorial when you want to represent the memory of someone you love as it needs to be special. Our team of experienced craftsmen can help you decide on the perfect memorial and design for the one you love. We want to ensure that the process is as quick and easy as possible. If you would like more information on memorials in Bristol please give on of our team members a call today on 029 2000 2762.
Why Choose To Purchase A Memorial?
A memorial is a way of remembering your loved one no matter where you are in the world. The most popular reason why people choose to purchase a memorial is the fact that they last a lifetime and it truly is the best way to keep the memory of a loved one alive. The purchase of memorial products will hopefully help to heal your grief and will provide you with support for the future.
There are a huge variety of options that include headstone, gravestone, memorial stones, memorial benches and a lot more. These can be tailored to your needs and our talented craftsmen who will work extremely hard to create the perfect memorial. Here at South Wales Monuments, you can also create an inscription which is completely personal to you, to complete the memorial. We have three options available for inscriptions including epitaph, engravings and memorial plaques which allow you space to include your heartwarming message.
Memorial Materials Available
- White Marble
Our white marble headstones consist of grey and blue make-up. However white marble is not usually suitable for outdoor locations that come in frequent contact with water due to the fragility of the material itself. However beautiful figures can be carved from white marble so it may be a good choice for more internal based headstones.
The portland headstones consist of grey limestone which has a worn out and old appearance. This is due to the discolouring and hardening of the material, so a more vintage headstone can be created with this. Often with portland, it’s difficult to read the inscriptions and text on it because of the darker colouring meaning it needs an emphasis on capital letters and heavy cuts for any inscriptions.
Nabresina is another type of limestone, usually a beige colour. The material is usually rubbed to create the smooth surface finish that makes the material so popular. It is a very hard limestone and is much longer-lasting than many other headstone materials. Nabresina is commonly used for headstones in churchyards.
Bronze headstones are often chosen for the easy in inscriptions, so in the case that more details need to be added then this is easily done. Bronze is sometimes a more costly option but this isn’t always a bad thing, maybe if you’re looking for an elegant looking headstone it could be the perfect memorial material.
Granite headstones tend to be very hard-wearing and so is less likely to weather over time. They are available in a range of colours and styles to fit the customer’s needs. Due to the long-lasting nature of granite, it also means that it requires less maintenance and so may be more cost-effective for those on a budget.
Choosing The Right Inscription For Memorials Bristol
The most important part of writing the correct inscription is to take your time with it. The inscription will be part of your memorial forever and this is why it is important to ensure the wording is right and the message is exactly what you want it to be. Do not rush the process when choosing the words for your memorial as it could lead to mistakes. Make the inscription as unique as possible, to avoid cliches. This will make the message that extra bit special as the writing usually says words that sometimes we are unable to say out loud.
Another detail which is important to consider the dates on the memorial. You should try to avoid cluttering the memorial with too many words and dates, keep your message short and meaningful. However, in special circumstances like with a child’s memorial, you may want to be a bit more specific with these details, but this is entirely up to you. As long as you choose a memorial which is perfect for you and the message truly means a lot to you.
Here at headstones of distinction we often get customers come to us unsure of the best way to keep the memory of their loved ones alive. Do I go for a tailored headstone? Or maybe something else? Most customers don’t know about memorial plaques and this post will talk directly about that. Our memorial plaque Bristol service is completely customisable to suit your needs mean that the memorial piece will be entirely unique and be a fitting way to pay tribute to your loved one.
Children’s Memorials Bristol
Choosing a craftsman to develop a headstone for your child is a difficult choice to make. There are many dedicated headstone providers available. South Wales Monuments have vast expertise and experience in headstone design and style, creation, installation, maintenance and restoration. South Wales Monuments are passionate about making each headstone unique to each individual person. You and your family will be provided with compassionate and personalised service and you will be helped through the entire process.
Why Choose South Wales Monuments?
South Wales Monuments offer a personal service and will be able to guide you through the entire process. We have a team of experienced craftsmen who have years of experience in designing, crafting and implementing memorials, all completed to the highest of standards. We have a huge range of memorials to choose from and can cater to a variety of needs through a range of areas from Cardiff to Bristol. If you would like to speak to one of our team members or would like some information on our products or services, please contact us today on 029 20000 2762.
Sarah Wirth is the content writer for South Wales Monuments and updates our blog regularly with helpful advice and new information.