Rituals in a Wedding Ceremony - # 1 Sand Unity Ceremony When planning your wedding, you may like to think of a ritual that you can include. This can be a nice touch and something wonderful for you to look back on in later years. A Sand Unity Ceremony is very popular. This involves the Bride and Groom selecting their colour of sand and pouring it into a vessel such as a bottle or a case. The significance is that they have started out as individual people with individual bottle
What is a Eulogy? The word eulogy comes from the Greek word meaning “ to bless” . According to the Oxford Dictionary it is “ a speech or piece of writing that praises someone or something highly, especially a tribute to someone who has just died” This can comprise of a story of their life from their birth until their passing. This can include all the highs and lows, and the difference that they have made to the lives of the many people who encountered them on their own life
No matter what type of Life's Celebration you may be holding, you can have people involved to give your celebration a personal touch. At a wedding ceremony, you may like to ask a family member or friend to recite a Poem or do a reading. When celebrating your baby or child's naming day, a member of your family or a close friend may be quite honoured to read out a poem for your baby or child. There are lots of readings that can be found on the internet or you may like to have s
Why write your own eulogy? Why not have the final say? This is what “A Life Box” is all about – it’s about you getting your life story down on paper. It’s about having your say on how your life has been, what you have experienced and in your own words. It is not morbid – it is forward planning. We don’t often sit down with our families and talk about our past and what happened in our childhood and what's more this can be so very interesting. Why not save your family the angst
Having been a Funeral Celebrant for 8 years, I have met numerous families when their loved one has passed in order to put together a funeral service. On lots of occasions, people just do not know as much as what they thought about their family member who has passed. We all grow up and have relationships with our Parents and possibly with extended family such as Grandparents, Aunties and Uncles, Cousins and Siblings. But how much do we actually know about their earlier life ?
In any ceremony, music can play a very significant part. Music has a way of evoking emotions as well. If I am asked to advise on music to be played within a Funeral Ceremony, I always suggest playing music that the person we are there honouring enjoyed listening to. Songs played at a funeral do not have to be morbid. You can play anything you like. I always suggest an uplifting song if possible for the conclusion of the service. It can be very heartwarming to leave the chapel