Funerals FAQs

Civil Celebrants Mornington Peninsula

I’m sure you have a lot of questions about Funerals, and it can be difficult to know what to do at this time. Here are some common questions I am asked. – Alisa.

How much do you charge?

My Funeral Ceremony fee is $650. This includes all meetings, ceremony writing and the Funeral ceremony at your designated location.

What do you do?

It is my goal to ensure you receive a ceremony that truly reflects your loved ones life, and ensures a lasting memory of love and respect for your loved one, you, your family and guests. I will meet with you and a small group of family or friends to share memories and important details of your loved one to ensure I can accurately and respectfully honour their life in a meaningful ceremony. I will review the ceremony with a nominated person to ensure accuracy and I will be by your side every step of the way to ensure you feel supported and your loved one is respectfully remembered.

Do you have a certain style?

The only standard style I have is to ensure your ceremony is exactly as you want it. If a traditional ceremony is important to you, that is what I will perform. If you want something a little more light hearted, we can do that too. A funeral is a celebration of life, an acknowledgment of loss as well as a sharing of grief. I aim to honour your loved one and uplift your guests with vibrant energy, reflection and remembrance

How do we get started?

Initially the Funeral director will contact me to request my services. I will then contact you to arrange a time to meet. The meeting usually takes place in your home as I believe you will be more comfortable in familiar surrounds at this difficult time.

How long does a Funeral ceremony usually take?

Depending on the location, number of guests, number of speakers included in the ceremony and whether you choose to have a period of reflection, we allow 45 – 90 minutes. We can discuss this with the Funeral Director after our first meeting.

What sort of music will I need for the ceremony?

The style and choice of music is completely up to you. Some people choose a song that has been significant to their loved one. Others may like the meaning of the words. Some may choose music that is up beat to create a lightened mood for the day. Generally you need four songs, one as you and your guests enter, two to play during reflection and slideshow and One as you and your guests leave. Continuous music can also be played before and after the ceremony to create ambiance.

What will you wear?

I generally wear a tailored dress in a neutral colour; I like to look neat, elegant and professional. If there is a specific colour you would like me to consider, I am happy to discuss it with you.

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