At Wivenhoe House we have held many celebrations of life in our peaceful and relaxed setting. Here we have caught up with our events team to discuss what to consider when planning an event like this.
Your loved one may have put money aside for their funeral and celebration of life. If not, check how much money is available before you start planning.
- Number of guests
You can extend your invitations to friends, work colleagues, club members or choose to have a family only function. If you make a list of people who are likely to attend it will give you a good idea for numbers for catering.
A lot of different places will host celebrations of life now and you may have somewhere special you enjoyed together. Do check availability as soon as you can and make sure the venue is suitable for all your guests, for instance offering free parking and step free access.
It may be tough to do, but if you can put together a selection of mementoes from your loved ones life, it could be photos, videos, books, trophies. It will be a lovely way to recall the good times and give your friends and family something to talk about and reminisce over.
- Accept help
Whether it is from friends, family, the funeral director or an event planner, accept help when it is offered. Everyone will want to support you at this difficult time.
Find out more