Why Use Celebrants?

 

Celebrants are also referred to as “civil celebrants” or “officiants”.  In the United States, we most commonly associate celebrants with weddings, rather than funerals.  However, in some countries (including Great Britain and Australia), the majority of funerals are overseen by a celebrant.  The demand for U.S. funeral celebrants is rapidly increasing.  (One contributing factor is the rise in cremation, which allows for greater ceremonial flexibility.)  Whether you’re planning a memorial, a baby-naming, or a wedding, celebrants expand your options.


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

 

 

HONOR AND CELEBRATE THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE.