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What is a Certified Celebrant?
A Certified Celebrant (also called a Life Tribute Professional) is a person who seeks to meet the needs of families during their time of loss. They are trained to assist families plan personalized funeral and memorial services that celebrate the life of their departed loved one.
Celebrants reflect on the person being honored, planning a service that may or may not be spiritual in nature, but will always be deeply moving, and a meaningful tribute.
What does a Certified Celebrant Offer?
A Celebrant offers an alternative to a service provided by a clergy member for families who have no church or ministerial affiliation or who don't wish to have a traditional religious funeral service. However, some Celebrant services are highly spiritual in nature, it all depends on the wishes of the family.
A Celebrant has been specifically trained to design a service that is completely personal, incorporating those unique stories, songs, and experiences that defined the loved one.
A Celebrant will schedule a special Family Time meeting when the family can share memories, anecdotes and defining moments in the loved ones life. The essence of the service will be based upon the remembrances of the family, and family and friends will be encouraged to participate.
A Celebrant has developed a library of resources available for readings, music, ceremonies, and personal touches. He will consult with the family to help them choose the different parts of the service that reflect their loved one.
A Celebrant is bound by a Code of Ethics for complete confidentiality in all dealings with the family.
What Does it Cost?
A Celebrant's fee is usually higher than fees charged by clergy for performing a funeral. This can range widely across the country from $250-$750 depending on type of service, location, travel and other expenses.
A Celebrant will spend approximately ten hours in preparation for a memorial service or funeral, as well as the expenses of training and maintaining a resource library.
Celebrant Dave's normal fee for a Celebrant service is $400. His normal fee for a Clergy service is $250.
CELEBRANT DAVE PAGE // WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA // DAVE.PAGE@ME.COM // (805) 433-2470