1. A celebration of life ceremony tells the story of the life of your loved one, celebrating their achievements and successes as well as describing the essence of the person she or he was.
2. You are part of the process in the preparation of such a ceremony with your celebrant spending time with you, asking questions and listening to all that you have to say about your loved one.
3. The information from any other family members or friends is useful to portray your loved one at all stages of their life. You will be encouraged to search out those stories, include them in the ceremony, maybe asking the others to tell them.
4. You will be involved as much as you are able. From selecting music to be played, to choosing any favourite pieces of writings such as poems.
5. The ceremony, including the eulogy, will be yours to approve prior to the funeral. Fact checking names as well as dates is important for you and for your loved one’s legacy.
6. On the day of the funeral, your celebrant will be there beforehand to welcome you all, right until the end for the final goodbye to your loved one.
7. If there are any family or friends unable to be at the funeral, your celebrant can provide the technology so that anyone can connect from the comfort of their homes.
8. Your celebrant will have previously provided a Zoom link with the time and date of the funeral as well as some extra information for mourners to know how to attend an online funeral.
9. At the end of the funeral, you will receive a booklet copy of the ceremony – yours to keep.
10. Whilst your celebrant will eventually say goodbye, she knows that whilst the process of grieving is unique to everyone, you will have said your goodbye in the best way possible.