Do I have to buy from the cemetery?
Q: Do I have to buy from the cemetery?
Many cemeteries provide headstone products giving people the impression that they have to buy from them. All the cemetery is doing is acting as order takers. No cemetery is an actual memorial manufacturer or memorial artisan. Sometimes this is easily misunderstood by consumers especially when the cemetery staff does not offer information on other options or resources for creative personalized memorials.
Purchasers are not required and are under no obligation to buy from the cemetery, and cemeteries can not hold it against you, change their services or costs if you purchase your memorial from another company. There is no regulation at any cemetery regarding where a memorial must be purchased. Please understand there are many options available rather than settling for a catalog design that has been sold hundreds of times.