A funeral celebrant is a qualified person who officiates funeral services by planning and overseeing funeral proceedings. Funeral celebrants conduct non-religious, semi-religious and spiritual funeral services.
Many celebrants aim for the funeral service to be a ‘celebration of life’ that honours the person’s memory. This approach places an emphasis on how the person lived their life, their personality traits and the memories of mourners. For this reason, celebrants are the go-to option for people looking to create ceremonies of substance and meaning without necessarily mentioning religious beliefs or the afterlife.
When do you need a funeral celebrant?
If you would like someone to take charge of the main speaking role in a funeral service
If you would like someone who can be very flexible about the form the funeral will take
If you’d like some help developing a structure for the ceremony and thinking of what to include
How to choose a funeral celebrant
You can rely on a celebrant recommendation from your funeral director, however it’s best to track them down yourself. You might want to ask your funeral director for a couple of recommendations, and then call up the ones that sound suitable to narrow it down to just one or two, if you’re still not sure. You should then meet with them in person, and decide they will be able to deliver the funeral service you are hoping for.
Otherwise, you might want to search online and then draw up a shortlist of candidates. On your first meeting with the celebrant, explain what kind of funeral you are looking for and what level of influence you’d like over the funeral – some are more flexible than others. If you choose a celebrant who is a member of a particular organisation, consider how this will impact the feel and content of the overall service.
Most importantly, you should trust your celebrant to create the right service for your loved one.
As a funeral celebrant I will consult with a family to conduct a funeral ceremony, memorial or celebration of life tailored to the beliefs, values, and desires of your loved one and the immediate family members.
These services might or might not include aspects of traditional religious funerals as I will facilitate your beliefs your way and tell an engaging story for your audience while we pay tribute to your loved one.
A custom written script will draw your loved ones close and can help to make everyone feel more comforted and at peace.
I am a fully trained and certified funeral celebrant as well as a certified celebrant for your weddings. I am well prepared to meet the needs of families during their time of both celebration and loss.
As your Funeral Celebrant, I serve you by providing a funeral service, memorial service or tribute that is personalized and individualized to reflect the personality and life-style of your loved one.
How It Works
Contact me and book a consultation. After a consultation with the family and loved ones I will create a first draft. After a personal consultation you will get your first draft. Next any changes are made if needed to be sure it’s perfectly suited.
Having a custom script created allows you have anyone deliver it and ensures they are not at loss for words. They are not boring or preaching to the audience and that you are celebrating your loved ones life in an authentic beautiful modern way.
Pay tribute to a legacy of life and love in the most authentic heartfelt way possible.
Ala carte scripts are also available for you to provide to your assigned master of ceremonies or speaker of the day!