Memorial benches are one of the most popular ways to honor and memorialize a deceased loved one. These can be placed anywhere and are big enough to be noticed by anyone walking past them.
Moreover, memorial benches also add to the environment and they remind us of the accomplishments of our loved one. This is why it is very important to consider a few factors when ordering a memorial bench. Here is a list of helpful tips to keep in mind before you buy a memorial bench to memorialize someone special.
Durability and Material of the Memorial Bench
It is very important to consider the material the bench is made with. Currently, Gauge steel is the most popular material choice for many people because it is not only durable but is also available in many different colors. Since this material can withstand sun and other harsh weather conditions, they can easily last for a very long time.
To add more to its life, select a good location for the bench. Once you have picked a location, see the area around it and find the ideal open space to place the bench in. If you do end up ordering a bench made with gauge steel, the best place to put them in is under a tree or any other source of shade. The less it is exposed to the sun, the more comfortable it will be to sit on, and the more it will last longer.
Adding a Personalized Message
Memorial benches are special because they can be inscribed with a message to honor your loved one. This message could simply be a name and a quote. The headstone maker can place the text on a tiny plaque to spread across the whole bench.
Keep in mind that the overall design of the bench depends on the words and the material you choose. Most steel gauge memorial bench colors typically have text in large sizes with white letters printed in the middle of the seat. This makes it very easy for people passing by the bench to read the message. Some people may even stop and read the plaque if it contrasts the bench color well.
The words you choose to place on the bench memorial will also influence passer by’s decision. Some may not want to sit on the bench if they see how much the text tries to stand out to memorialize a loved one. Larger text is generally undesirable so you may want to choose a small plaque or decrease the size of the letters if you want more people to sit on the bench.
The Availability and Time
When you lose a loved one, it can be quite an unexpected event for some, so it can easily impact your decision when commemorating them. If you want to order a bench and have it ready within days or weeks, you will have to find a company that can get the job done fast.
So it is very important to find a headstone maker that is able to meet your deadline while keeping in mind the quality of the product.
A memorial bench is a very special way to remember and honor a loved one. It also provides a great place to sit and remember about the things they’ve accomplished in their life. If you need help in creating a memorial bench, get in contact with Dayton Headstones today. We create the best memorial benches as well as other memorial headstones with the highest quality materials.