Tips For Choosing The Correct Plaque To Memorialize Your Loved One

Losing a loved one is one of the saddest things you experience in your life. It doesn’t have to be a person but even your pet can be a part of this sadness. A plaque that stands in honor for them is one of the most special tributes you give to then. This is why the tribute you choose for them needs to be carefully chosen. Looking for one that is perfect, in a time like this can be really hard and confusing for you. But we came up with some tips that will help you solve the problem. 

Materials you can choose from

There are several materials that plaques are made out of. So, choose one that meets your needs and that is allowed in the graveyard. You can also have memorial plaques in Melbourne for your garden in remembrance of your loved ones. Even your pets. So, some of these commonly found materials for plaques are acrylic, brass metal, marble stone, stainless steel, bronze, copper, granite, titanium metal, wooden, and also plastic. Whatever the material, choose make sure that they are fit with the rest of the other requirement and also weather conditions.

Weather conditions

The material and type of memorial plaques you choose has to be weather resistant as well if you want to protect its looks and stability for a long time. If you are choosing light stones then, sunny and mild weather conditions willnot do a lot of harm to the stone. Remember, the kind of plaque you choose has to go through snow, rains, storms and other harsh weather conditions according to the area you live in. with time, metal plaques can have rust. So, maintaining them will also help you to ensure its longevity.

The size of the plaque

The size will mostly depend on the place you are going to have plaque fixed. Most of the time it will be at the graveyard. But if you are choosing to fix it in your own garden then, pick a place and check for the availability for the size. If you are getting it made from a company then, they will have custom size for you to choose from. You can also DIY it if you are looking for a less expensive cost. Most importantly, the size you choose should be adequate to include all phrases, quotes and sayings you want to engrave about the deceased.

Things you want to add

It doesn’t just have to be a stone or a plaque that looks dull. Something to attract one’s attention would be great too. Some of these accessories are vases, small statues attached to the plaque or even to the base of it, or a candle would add some beauty to it. For a seamless look, you can choose an accessory that goes with the color of the plaque.