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Choosing the right person to officiate a funeral or memorial service can be a daunting task, but it is important to remember that this is a personal decision. Choosing a celebrant can help you feel comfortable and can help create a ceremony that is meaningful and respectful for your loved one.

If you are looking for someone who is compassionate, creative, and affordable, then a celebrant may be a good option for you.

In person funeral and memorial services.

What Are The Benefits of Choosing a Celebrant for Your Funeral or Memorial Service?

There are many reasons why families choose to have a celebrant officiate their loved one’s funeral, life celebration or memorial service.

Religious Flexibility:

Celebrants are not affiliated with any particular religion or denomination. This can be important for families who do not identify with any particular religion or who want to create a service that is inclusive of people of all faiths.

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Personalization:

Celebrants are trained to create a personalized ceremony that reflects the unique life and personality of the deceased. They can incorporate personal stories, memories, and tributes into the ceremony, making it a truly special and meaningful event for the family and friends of the deceased.

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Professionalism:​

Celebrants are professionals who are trained and experienced in officiating funerals and memorial services. They are skilled at delivering eulogies, leading prayers, and comforting the grieving. This can be a huge comfort to families who are already dealing with the loss of a loved one.

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Sensitivity:

Celebrants are trained to be sensitive to the needs of grieving families. They understand that the funeral or memorial service is a time for families to come together to mourn the loss of their loved one, and they are committed to creating a service that is both meaningful and respectful.

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Creativity:

Celebrants are creative and can tailor the service to the specific needs of the family. They work with families to provide ideas such as incorporating personal stories, poems, and music, to create a service that reflects the unique life and personality of their loved one.

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Healing:

Celebrants understand that the ceremony should provide a sense of closure and healing for those who are grieving. It is a special moment in time that is carved out to honor & celebrate a life lived and an event that can provide a measure of peace surrounding the grief.

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What Are the Different Types of End of Life Events?

Planning an event to honor your lost loved one is a deeply personal endeavor and there are many different ways to do so. For example, more traditional families may choose to have a full service in a church, followed by burial with a graveside service at a local cemetery. Other families may choose cremation followed by a life celebration event at their loved one’s favorite vacation spot. Some questions to consider that may influence your decision include:

I start by gaining an understanding of the couple’s vision for their wedding.

  • What is the weather locally when you will be planning your service?
  • How many people will be attending?
  • Has your loved one chosen cremation or burial as their final disposition?
  • Is there a dedicated cemetery space or niche for your loved one?
  • Do you want your loved one present for the service (in casket or cremated remains)?
  • Did your loved one have religious affiliations?
  • Are there more personalized elements that you would like to incorporate into the service?

A celebrant can help you work through all the planning and logistic concerns and tailor a service that specifically honors who your loved one was and their unique life.

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What Should I Consider When Hiring a Celebrant for a Funeral, Life Celebration, or Memorial Service?

If you are considering hiring a celebrant for your funeral, there are a few things you should keep in mind:

Do your research: There are many different types of officiants and even celebrants available, so it is important to do your research and find one who is a good fit for you and your family.

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Get quotes: Celebrants charge different rates, so it is important to get quotes from several different celebrants before making a final decision. Remember, the fee schedule may be representative of the level of care and service provided by the Celebrant.

Ask for references or read reviews: Once you have found a few celebrants that you are interested in, ask for references from previous families that they have worked with or read online reviews. This will give you a good idea of what it is like to work with the celebrant and what to expect on the day of.

My Pricing

All my services are customized to reflect your individual family preferences and event details. These are examples of the services and pricing that is offered. Please reach out for a free consultation to discuss what package and services fit your family’s needs best.

In-Person Funeral or Life Celebration - $1500-$3000

  • In-person or virtual meetings with family.
  • Customized service creation.
  • Collaboration with funeral home or cemetery.
  • A copy of the service provided after the ceremony.
  • Support with order of service (blessings, prayers, other speakers, ceremonies).

Graveside Program - $600

  • Virtual meetings with family.
  • Customized service creation.
  • Support with order of service (blessings, prayers, other speakers, ceremonies).
  • Collaboration with funeral home or cemetery.
  • A copy of the service provided after the ceremony.

Do You Have Questions About Planning?

If you are looking for a celebrant to help create a meaningful funeral, life celebration, or memorial service for your loved one, I am here to help! I would be honored to walk by your side during this difficult time as we honor your loved one.