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Headstone Pricing

In times of loss or sorrow, we often face many questions and decisions to make. Choosing a headstone to commemorate your loved one is an important decision that should not be taken lightly. With a century of experience in the industry, Legacy Headstones is an excellent resource for funeral planning. 

In this guide, we explore headstone pricing to give you a better idea of how much the funeral preparations for yourself or a loved one will cost overall. We offer elegant headstones and grave markers to meet your needs for any budget.

What’s Included in Headstone Pricing

There are many variables that affect headstone pricing, but size and material of the marker are the most significant considerations impacting the price. Depending on the material you choose, you can customize the headstone to include lettering, a finish, artwork, or other elaboration. Customizations such as these will add to the cost of your loved one’s memorial. 

Most companies charge a base price for the headstone and then charge more money for each letter of the engraving or every photo added. At Legacy Headstones, we include the engraving and photos in the tombstone pricing because everyone wants the marker engraved with the deceased’s name and dates.

If you’re torn between choosing a headstone of bronze and granite, you might base your decision on affordability and versatility. Granite is a popular choice for creating a variety of headstone styles. Extraordinarily strong and lasting more than 500 years, granite can be customized by carving, etching, engraving, laser-etching, and sandblasting; plus, it can also be airbrushed with artwork. 

Bronze can also be personalized, so consumers have the option of adding removable plates or scrolls at a later time after the headstone has been installed. When headstone pricing is a determinative factor, granite is usually the more affordable choice between the two.

Granite Headstone Pricing

Single Upright Granite Headstones: $1,000 – $3,000

As we mentioned before, in headstone pricing, granite is usually less expensive than monuments made of bronze. You can find a beautifully designed granite upright gravestone between $1,000 and $3,000. Prices include granite bases for stability.

Companion Upright Granite Headstones: $2,000 – $4,000

An upright granite companion headstone is a lovely way for two or more people to share a monument. Often chosen for couples, companion markers can also be used for siblings or entire families. Although the headstone cost of a companion headstone is greater than for a single gravestone, it is less than for two individual markers. Companion headstones offer an affordable option and can be customized with lettering or artwork at a later date if one person passes away before the other.

Single Granite Slanted Markers: $900 – $1,800

If a cemetery restricts the headstone size you can use, grave markers offer a smaller option at a fraction of the price you might pay for an upright headstone. Single granite slant headstone markers are usually 20 inches long by 16 inches high.

Companion Granite Slanted Markers: $1,300 – $2,000

The headstone pricing for two or three people adds up, but companion slanted markers provide affordable alternatives to traditional headstones. Our companion slanted headstones usually measure 10 inches longer than the single to accommodate extra lettering.

Single Granite Pillow Markers: $700 – $1,000

Single pillow markers are the perfect cross between flat, grass-level grave markers and slanted headstones. Most single pillow markers are 20-inches long by ten-inches high and rise six-inches above grass level.

Companion Granite Pillow Markers: up to $900

If the companion slanted headstone pricing is too expensive, consider a companion pillow marker. It may be just the solution you need to honor two loved ones who wished to be buried together. Our companion pillow markers measure 30-inches wide to provide enough space for both inscriptions.

Single Granite Flat Headstones: $200 - $2,000

Our handsome single grass-level headstones made of granite are among our most affordable options. We offer a few different sizes and can include photographs on the flare grave markers.

Companion Granite Flat Headstones: $900 - $2,000

Our companion flat headstone markers are 10-inches longer than our single markers, allowing additional space for more lettering and additional photos.

Granite Special Shape Headstones: $2,000 – $6,000

Monuments can be as simple or as elaborate as you desire. We offer some granite headstones that are carved into special shapes such as an angel, heart, butterfly, or teardrop to help personalize your loved one’s final resting place in a large cemetery. These special shaped upright headstones are striking options when headstone pricing is no concern. .

Granite Memorial Plaque: $50 – $100

Granite memorial plaques have grown in popularity due to their affordability. Though smaller than standard headstones, plaques can be relocated for cleaning and maintenance at any time without disrupting the grave.

Bronze Headstone Pricing

Single Bronze Flat Headstones: $1,600 – $3,000

Though slightly more expensive, depending on customization, bronze serves as a strong alternative to granite. Bronze can’t be built to stay upright and must be mounted on a large piece of granite so that it sits flush against the ground above a gravesite. Our single bronze grass-level grave markers measure 24-inches by 12-inches and can include a 3D image in place of a photo.

Companion Bronze Flat Headstones: up to $3,000

Our companion bronze flat gravemarkers measure 36-inches wide to allow more space for additional engraving. Bronze monuments are usually mounted to granite bases for ground-level stability.

Pet Headstone Pricing

Pet Headstones: $100 – $800

The loss of a pet can be just as devastating as losing a human family member, and pet headstones are much more affordable than standard headstones. There are a variety of options to choose from, including bevel, flush, and slant.

Legacy Headstones is a family-owned business with over 100 years of experience dedicated to crafting beautiful headstones at all price points. If you have any questions about our headstone pricing or would like to learn more about the product selection we offer, please contact us today. We would be honored to help you to memorialize your loved one.