A celebration of life ceremony is one in which the tone of the overall ceremony is one that rejoices the memory of the person lost and cherishes the way they lived their life. It takes a more positive spin to feel happy about having met the person, been enriched in some way by them, and acknowledging the light they brought to the world. In a celebration of life ceremony, it’s understood that death happens, but not that it necessarily needs to be a sad occasion. You miss the person who is gone, but you remember their life in a happy light and remember them as a special person you were lucky to know.
At a celebration of life ceremony, it’s important to be conservative in order to show respect to the event and the fellow guests, however attire does tend to be slightly more casual than typical funeral service attire. For example, jeans are perfectly appropriate. Don’t worry about sticking to strictly black clothing. It’s okay to enjoy colors to reflect the positive and joyful sentiments of the ceremony.
Are you planning a celebration of life ceremony and need some ideas for ways to remember the deceased and make the ceremony special? Here are some ideas that are sure to make your event memorable.