You’ll need to contact the cemetery in which your monument will be placed. Each cemetery has rules and regulations that you’ll need to follow. Some of their regulations could include the monument size, style, color, and any setting regulations or fees. Within the guidelines of those regulations, you will choose a monument that you like best! McDonald Monuments can also get this information for you during our consultation.
Contacting the specific cemetery where your monument will be is the only way to determine their rules, regulations, and fees, if any. Cemeteries sometimes place rules on the monument type, size, color, style, and/or other features. Please check with the cemetery in which the monument will be placed.
Your shipping costs are included as you checkout and purchase the monument. We are able to subsidize the cost of shipping into the total cost of the monument, minimizing this cost for you as much as possible. Free shipping is included on some monuments, and any extra shipping costs you see are also subsidized by us. We make the whole process clean and transparent.
Yes. We can help you design any monument size, color, and type. Give us a call at 770-322-8000.
Yes. If you see a design you like, we can help you design it. Give us a call at 770-322-8000.
A monument may also be known as a memorial, marker, headstone, tombstone, gravestone, grave marker, flat, slant, bevel, upright, or bronze memorial.
Since most of the time the memorial does not sit directly on the grave, but in an area set aside for the memorial, you can select your memorial anytime. You can even select your memorial before there is a burial. The most important time is when you are ready to make the decision.
There are many factors involved in producing a memorial. Many granites are imported and custom memorials take extra time. All things considered, you can expect a production period of approximately 6- 8 weeks on standard memorials, although we offer options to complete the process faster. Custom and imported memorials can take 120 to 150 days.
Size - Color - Shape - Type of Granite – Amount of Polish – Complexity of Design – Hand or Laser Etching all are important factors in the cost of your memorial.