As a memorial is a lasting monument and a tribute to a person's life, perhaps erected as a final gift to someone cherished, it is very important to choose the memorial carefully, with consideration paid to more than cost and time. Hasty decisions made while still in great distress frequently result in later regrets, so it can be sensible to wait - and to spend time on selecting a suitable design for a memorial or headstone.
You may wish to use a company recommended by a friend or relative, or you may need to look around. Whichever you do, it is generally advisable to use one like Carlisle Head stones that specializes in memorial masonry. They should understand stone and be able to give you reliable advice as to whether the stone you are choosing is suitable for the type of memorial you require for the area in which it is to be fixed. Weather, pollution and surrounding vegetation can have an effect on this.