Why Use a Celebrant
WHO USES CELEBRANT SERVICES?
Celebrant services apply to countless situations because they are creative and adaptable. Families that hire celebrants may be:
• Seeking a unique service that reflects the personality of the participants
• Unaffiliated with a church
• Blending religious and non-religious elements, or accommodating multiple religions
• Identifying themselves as non-religious or ‘spiritual but not religious’
• Not comfortable with public speaking or event planning
• Marking a life transition with a non-denominational ceremony, such as a baby-naming or coming of age ceremony
• Honoring moments that have no traditional services, such as burying/scattering ashes, grave marker placement, anniversary of the death, or end-of-life ceremonies
I’m here to express your wishes and values; therefore, my role changes with each family.
As a celebrant, I have a broad knowledge of traditions as well as experience in ceremonial composition and design. As a chaplain, I provide guidance to families during significant (and often difficult) times in their lives. As a professional communicator, I function as a creative writer, facilitator, and ceremonial leader.
• Create a unique service that reflects the participants’ personality and values
• Identify your objectives and tone for the service
• Hold meeting(s) with participants to plan service and share the story
• Encourage your active participation in the ceremony
• Provide access to resource library for readings, music, and other personalized ways to honor the occasion
• Work hand-in-hand with auxiliary professionals, including clergy, wedding planners, and funeral directors