Have you ever been to a funeral or memorial gathering where the minister read scripture the whole time, made no mention of the deceased, or perhaps it was evident they knew nothing about the individual you gathered to remember?
Celebrants take the time to get to know your loved one
One of the greatest reasons families look to a funeral celebrant is because they are looking for a more personalized experience that more closely resembles a life well lived. A celebrant begins the planning process with a "family meeting", where he or she is introduced to the life of the deceased. Lasting an hour or so, the celebrant gains the information that lays the foundation for a truly personalized service.
Services may be secular or religious
No matter your preference, a celebrant can accommodate the style of service you envision.
Any number of elements may be include
From photos to music, scripture, poems, or personal mementos, a celebrant service is structured to meet your needs.
What is the cost?
The Celebrant will spend approximately 10 hours in preparation for your service as well as the expense of maintaining a resource library and ongoing training. Each Celebrant has established a fee or fee range based upon comparable professional services in the area, though an average in our area is $350 - $500.