Headstone Pricing

In times of loss or sorrow, we often face an onslaught of questions and decisions to make. Choosing a headstone is a very important decision and one 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 provide you with a better idea of how much the funeral preparations for yourself or a loved one will cost overall.

Introduction to Headstone Pricing

There are many variables that can affect the price of a headstone, but size and material are two of the most common considerations. Depending on the material you choose, you can customize the headstone to include lettering, a finish, artwork, or some other elaboration. Customizations such as these will add to the cost of your loved one’s memorial. If you’re torn between bronze and granite, base your decision on affordability and versatility. Granite is a popular choice for carving, etching, engraving, laser-etching, and sandblasting, plus, it can also be airbrushed with artwork. Bronze is easy to personalize, so consumers have the option of adding removable plates or scrolls at a later time. When you’re shopping on a strict budget, granite is usually the more affordable choice between the two.

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

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


Single Bronze Headstones: $1,300 – $2,500

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.


Companion Granite Headstones: $1,700 – $3,000

If a loved one wishes to be buried alongside his or her companion, granite headstones are an affordable option and can be customized with lettering or artwork at a later date if one passes away before the other.


Companion Bronze Headstones: up to $3,000

With 3D imaging, bronze headstones offer a convenient way to memorialize two loved ones. Images must usually be at least 300 dots per inch (DPI). Bronze monuments are usually mounted to granite bases for ground-level stability.


Single Slanted Markers: $500 – $1,400

If a cemetery places a restriction on the headstone size you can use, grave markers offer a smaller option at a fraction of the price you might pay for a headstone. Slant markers are usually 20 inches long by 16 inches high.


Companion Slanted Markers: $1,300 – $1,500

Memorializing two or three people at one plot can get expensive, but slanted markers provide affordable alternatives to traditional headstones. Three-person markers are usually 10 inches longer to accommodate extra lettering.


Single Pillow Markers: $500 – $700

Pillow markers are the perfect cross between flat grave markers and slanted headstones. Most single pillow markers are 20 inches long by six inches high to rise just above grass level.


Companion Pillow Markers: up to $900

If a companion headstone is too expensive, a companion pillow marker may be just the solution you need to honor two loved ones who wished to be buried together. Most pillow markers provide enough space to add an epitaph.


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

Monuments can be as simple or as elaborate as you desire. Some granite headstones are carved into special shapes such as an angel, heart, and teardrop to help individualize your loved one’s final resting place in a large cemetery.


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.


Memorial Plaque: $50 – $100

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.


If you have any questions about headstone pricing or would like to learn more about the product selection we offer, please contact us today for additional information or further assistance.

Create Your Loved One’s Customized Headstone

At Legacy Headstones it is our goal to provide you with the tools you need in order to create the perfect headstones for graves that honor your loved one. Legacy Headstones has been a family run business for almost 100 years so we understand the importance of a legacy. Creation and design of headstones may have changed over the years but one thing has not, our family tradition. We are proud to have our two sons Shane and Dustyn to carry on the craft of providing people with quality headstones at affordable prices.

We understand that it is always hard to lose a loved one, and we hope that Legacy Headstones can make choosing the right memorial as easy as possible. Our free memorial designer is easy to use and helps to ensure they you are able to create the perfect headstone for the departed. It really is simple, just choose the style of headstone you wish to customize, then use the designer to add anything you wish such as a family name, favorite quote, or even an image. Our designer gives you the opportunity to continue your loved one’s legacy and pass it on to future generations!

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