How to Get a Memorial Bench

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How to Get a Memorial Bench
Memorial bench plaque (D'Arcy Norman)

Memorial benches can be a meaningful way to honour a deceased love one while offering a restful spot for people to sit and enjoy a park or garden. However, securing a memorial bench isn't always simple. Here is how to obtain a bench to honour a loved one.

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Things you need

  • Family and friends
  • Memorial bench company to work with

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Discuss with family and friends who would like to contribute for a bench. Benches can range from £390 to £650, so it is important to know who will help pay for it if help is needed.

  2. 2

    Decide where to put the bench. Choose a place that was important to your loved one like a park or organisation's location.

  3. 3

    Call the park or organisation to obtain permission to place the bench. Many will be happy to oblige, as long as you pay for the bench.

  4. 4

    Find a company that engraves memorial benches. You can research them online by searching for "memorial benches" and your town or area. Looking in a telephone commercial directory is also helpful. If you know of a memorial bench that you like, contact the park or business where the bench is located, and they may be able to tell you which company was used. Choose a company that makes benches you feel will do justice to your loved one.

  5. 5

    Decide what inscription to put on the bench. Usually it will be something simple like "In Memory of" and the name of the loved one. You can add a sentence or two if you prefer, but if unsure, the company with which you will be working can suggest guidelines. Some companies offer larger inscriptions and others plaques.

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