How to Dedicate a Memorial Bench
Here at Memorial Benches, our mission is to provide you with a memorial bench that is a true and lasting tribute to the life and memories of your loved ones – timeless pieces of furniture that come with the choice of either an engraved plaque or a personal message engraved into the rail itself.
Selecting a memorial bench, like any major purchase, is a big decision. And because it is to be a lasting memorial to a loved one it has to be perfect. Please always choose carefully. We are always here with advice and assistance to ensure you choose the ideal bench. Below is a step by step guide to help you buy a memorial bench and most importantly, the right one!
Where do I put my memorial bench?
Many people like to choose a place that was special to their loved one, that could be a place that they liked to fish, their favourite park or even their favourite place in the garden. We always recommend asking permission from whoever owns the land that you want to keep your memorial bench on before ordering your memorial bench.
If you are unsure of who that would be you will need to contact your local council and they will be able to help you. If you are choosing a place that hosts a few memorial benches already you may be advised to choose a certain bench design that is similar to the ones already there.
How to choose a memorial bench.
The first thing to look at would be how long you would want your bench to last for. The best hardwood to choose will always be Teak, this has an average life span of 25-75+ years depending on how heavily the bench is used. Many of our customers like to choose a bench that reflects their loved ones personality.
Some options could be the simple and elegant Cleopatra, the contemporary Rhapsody or the chunky heavy weight Barfleur. If you can’t find the exact bench that you would like get in touch and with your help we will design a completely unique bench for you.
What do I put on my memorial bench?
Here the options are endless. You can put the simple and popular used engraved inscription of your loved ones name, You can maybe put something that your loved one always said such as a favourite phrase or saying. To really personalise your memorial bench you could also have a brass plaque fitted, this will allow for more words to be said and you can even include a picture of your loved one.
How long does it take until I receive my memorial bench?
This varies, as our benches are handmade in Britain using traditional methods they will always take a minimum of 10 days to make. In busier seasons March-August it will normally take 8 weeks to receive your memorial bench. In quieter seasons, August-February it will usually take 2-4 weeks to take delivery of your memorial bench.
Who fits the memorial bench?
This will vary depending upon where your bench is placed. For example some cemeteries like to fit their own benches for insurance purposes. Other places are content to let you fit your own bench. If you are unsure of how to do this, let us know when placing your order for a memorial bench and advise us of the type of surface that your bench will be placed on (concrete, grass, tarmac etc) and will fit your bench for you when we deliver.
What do I do next?
Once you, your family, friends or colleagues have ordered the best memorial bench you need do nothing more other than wait to receive a call from ourselves when your memorial bench is nearing completion. We will then always endeavour to deliver at a suitable time for you.
If you would like to see the beautiful range of memorial benches that we offer, simply click here to view our memorial benches.