When you decide on a cremation service with a Dallas funeral home for a loved one, that is an honorable choice to make. Once you have a cremation package lined up, you can then think about what you want to do for that person’s memorial service, final resting place, and so on. If you decide on a celebration of life, that’s a nice way to honor a life well-lived. That type of service focuses on the good times instead of the sadness revolving around death. You can have a celebration of any kind, but sometimes, it’s nice to have someone who knows what they are doing run the service for you. These people, or celebrants, can make sure things go smoothly for your family. Here are some tips for finding the right celebrant for the job at hand.
Look For Celebrants Locally
Celebrants are often going to be professional individuals who run services of this kind on a regular basis. Funeral homes have connections to people of this nature and you can ask them for references. You can also ask people who do these types of things as part of their profession, like pastors in churches. Or, you can even go to a family member or friend who you think would be good at that type of role. Once you have a list of local individuals to consider, you can move on with the decision-making part of the process.
Figure Out Who Would Be Good At What You Want
You are having a celebration of life. Who on your list would be good at that type of event? The pastor at your local church might run traditional funerals all the time, but have they presided over a celebration of life before? If not, you might want someone with more experience to make sure things go well. If you feel they could handle it and they understand what you want, then you might move ahead with that person.
Ask For References
While you can search for celebrants on your computer, or think about who you think might be good at the position, you can also get references from the professionals who work with final services regularly, like those at the funeral home. The funeral home experts have worked with a lot of different celebrants over the years and they can help you find someone who will fit your family’s style, your budget, and what you want for the celebration of life you are planning.
The last thing you will want to do before you choose a celebrant with the Dallas funeral home speaks to the different options available so you can get a feel for their personality and style. When you want referrals and options, the experts at Hughes Family Tribute Center can give you plenty. We are here to support what you want to do to honor your loved one every step of the way. Give us a call whenever you have questions and we’re here for you.