You may have heard of celebrants in conjunction with funerals and funeral homes. However, do you know that celebrants can also be big helps for cremations in Easton, PA and subsequent memorial services?
In case you haven’t heard of celebrants before, a celebrant is a qualified Master of Ceremonies that helps to officiate funeral and memorial services by planning, overseeing and carrying out the proceedings. They can host both religious and non-religious funerals. They are called celebrants because most people aim for the service to be a celebration of the deceased’s life. This celebratory approach puts more emphasis on a life well lived, unique traits, and special memories rather than grief and loss. A celebrant can help you craft unique services with substance, personalization and meaning.
You should hire a celebrant if you want someone to take charge of hosting and speaking during the funeral or memorial service. Celebrants are more flexible and open to new things that traditional hosts like ministers or priests, so you can add more customization to the service. A celebrant can also help you come up with ideas for this customization. This help can be very meaningful during a difficult time of loss. Celebrants are ideal for cremations and memorials services as they are more comfortable with less traditional disposition methods and memorializations.
While most funeral homes or crematories can recommend a celebrant, it’s a good idea to also do some research on your own. Make a list of possibilities, do some Googling, then call each one to get your questions answered. If you need more information, feel free to meet with your options in person to get a better feel for what they can bring to the table. During your first meeting with a potential celebrant, explain what kind of service you want, and how much you’d like him to be involved in the proceedings.
While vetting potential celebrants, think about and ask the following questions to get a better idea of what they offer:
- Do you make house calls?
- How much do you charge?
- How often to you host funerals? How many a week?
- What’s the best way to reach you? How often are you available?
- Can you provide me with a funeral script?
- Can I have referrals from previous clients?
- Do you have any additional fees?
Remember, your celebrant is there to help you, and should therefore be willing to work with you to develop the services you want. Don’t be afraid to ask questions, as the right celebrant will be more than willing to help out in any way he can.
A celebrant can add dimension and personality to a service associated with a cremation. If you want to learn more about celebrants, or have questions about Easton, PA cremations, Cremation Specialist of Pennsylvania, Inc. can help. Please visit us at 728 Main St Avoca, PA 18641, or give us a call at (844) 427-3672 to learn more about what we can do for you.