When you are grieving you want someone there by your side who will be empathetic to your needs as well as listening to what the family want, to help celebrate the life of your loved one. The send off should be memorable and uplifting so that you and those who are grieving can feel a sense of release and loving closure.
A professional celebrant will help guide you through the days beforehand to write and present a celebration of life. They will work in with the funeral director to conduct the funeral or memorial in a loving, caring manner. You can choose a funeral celebrant best suited to you and your loved ones and not just select from the few allocated by the funeral director.
With the time constraints that are usually connected with funerals, you may feel pressured whereas it is more important you feel nurtured and cared for at what can be a very distressing time choosing your own celebrant may assist in that regard.
Your celebrant will help you navigate the mysteries of the day and guide you through your options.