UNDERSTANDING FUNERALS

In most cases the funerals that I get asked to be a Celebrant for are a direct result of the person (you) telling the funeral director that they would like me to be the Celebrant for the funeral. I take the time to meet with the family and find out about the loved one they have just lost. I also ask about the family and who will be speaking, who will be organizing any tributes, readings and the eulogy.  

There are funeral Celebrants out there that attach themselves to funeral homes so they gain some sort of exclusivity when it comes to any funerals conducted by that particular funeral home. You do not have to use a Celebrant attached to a funeral home no matter what spin of words a funeral director may try to tell you. The funeral director will not offer you this at the time as they have their tried and tested stable of Celebrants that will work with them on a regular basis churning out funeral after funeral.  

PLEASE NOTE: I DO NOT CONDUCT CEREMONIES FOR ANY ONE FUNERAL DIRECTOR OR AT ANY ONE PLACE.

I work with all Funeral Directors to give you the service you want for your loved one. All you need to do is tell your Funeral Director that you would like me to be your Celebrant. 

 

When it comes to funeral service options, there are four major types you will generally choose from:

  • No service, no attendance funeral (otherwise known as a direct burial / cremation or bare funeral): As the name suggests there is no service and no attendance. 

I CAN OFFER A LIFE CELEBRATIONS SERVICE OR MEMORIAL SERVICE

SHOULD YOU CHOOSE THIS OPTION FOR A FUNERAL SERVICE

  • Single service funeral: A typical single service funeral takes place at a funeral home chapel, church or other place of worship. The service includes a final committal ceremony and there is no procession to the cemetery or crematorium.

I CAN OFFER EITHER A TRADITIONAL FUNERAL OR LIFE CELEBRATIONS SERVICE

SHOULD YOU CHOOSE THIS OPTION FOR A FUNERAL SERVICE

  • Dual service funeral: A typical dual service funeral begins at a funeral home chapel, church or other place of worship and is followed by a procession to the cemetery or crematorium for a final committal ceremony. 

 

I CAN OFFER EITHER A TRADITIONAL FUNERAL OR LIFE CELEBRATIONS SERVICE

SHOULD YOU CHOOSE THIS OPTION FOR A FUNERAL SERVICE

  • Graveside service: A graveside or arrival service takes place either entirely at the graveside or crematorium chapel. In the case of burials, a graveside service may sometimes be held at the cemetery chapel followed by a very short procession to the graveside for a committal ceremony. 

I CAN OFFER EITHER A TRADITIONAL FUNERAL OR LIFE CELEBRATIONS SERVICE

SHOULD YOU CHOOSE THIS OPTION FOR A FUNERAL SERVICE

TRADITIONAL FUNERALS

Inclusions:

  • Initial contact with your choice of funeral director to obtain basic details

  • A meeting with the family to discuss what you would like in regards to the funeral service. 

  • Discussions on Eulogy style, music choice suggestions and format of the service

  • The writing of a personalised service in the style you request.

  • Timed delivery of the service and committal as required.

My cost to provide this service is set at $ 360.00.

LIFE CELEBRATIONS

Inclusions:

  • Initial contact with your choice of funeral director to obtain basic details

  • A meeting with the family to discuss what you would like in regards to the life celebration service. 

  • Discussions on celebration of life detail / eulogy style, music choice suggestions. readings, tributes and poems/prayers along with style and format of the service

  • The writing of a personalised service in the style you request.

  • Timed delivery of the service as required.

My cost to provide this service starts from $ 360.00.

MEMORIAL SERVICES

Inclusions:

  • An initial meeting, (face to face or via Zoom) to discuss what you want the ceremony to look like along with any ideas you may have. Contact with you and your family members to discuss what you would like in regards to the memorial service. 

  • A tailored ceremony that is carefully constructed and written in a loving language which best reflects the person being remembered. Discussions on memorial celebration along with overall style, music choice suggestions. readings, tributes, and remembrance rituals. 

  • Suggestions for the style of service and the possibilities we can achieve for the perfect ceremony 

  • Professional wireless, portable sound equipment (Chiayo Focus 505 Pro) setup to ensure all guests can hear your ceremony. (if required). The setup can also be used to play the music for your ceremony. The music can be controlled by me or a trusted guest. 

  • A table draped in white tablecloth to be used for the ceremony (optional)

  • Use of various props 

  • The writing of a personalised service in the style you request.

  • Delivery of the memorial as required.

My cost to provide this service starts from $ 360.00.

LIVING FUNERALS

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