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Bespoke funeral ceremony scripts
Organising a funeral for a family member or dear friend is often a significant responsibility undertaken at an already stressful time: wanting to do the best job you can while struggling with your own grief and customary pressures of time, choice and expectation. Professional writing support can ease your burden.
Listening to your ideas and absorbing any decisions already taken, my role would be to create a written core ceremony text using nominated contributors’ words.
You would first choose who those contributors were and then I would design suitable questions in tribute to your family member/friend for them to answer.
Always gauged appropriately, these questions would also be structured in an achievable way – time and again contributors have shared how much they appreciate the opportunity.
350+ testimonials speak to the quality of the writing resulting from this unequalled creative process, words that form the emotional centre of the ceremony itself.
My bespoke ceremony script would suit any non-religious funeral service, whether held in a crematorium or other location, led by someone with experience or none.
All of the above could be easily adapted to suit any memorial ceremony too – more time often meaning greater involvement from more people is possible.
Our fee would be determined by how many people are contributing and the overall length we’re aiming for but £400-£500 offers a useful reference point.
Hannah Wroe Gill – Words and Wisdom