About Sharon Smalley-Smith

Why Have Celebrants?

What Does a Certified Celebrant Offer to the Family?

What Will a Celebrant offer for my Firm?

How to contact a Celebrant in your Community?

What Does a Celebrant Cost?



What Does it Cost?

The Celebrant fee is usually comparable to the fees charged by clergy for performing a funeral. This ranges widely across the country from $100 - $500. The Celebrant will spend approximately 10 hours in preparation for service, as well as the expenses of training and maintaining a resource library. Funeral Directors who also serve as Celebrants are doing so outside of their role as Funeral Director and should be compensated for their expertise.

Funeral Celebrants are not supported by any religious or other organization. They are independent professionals in a caring profession with all the overhead and expenses of any business person. Celebrants are generous in their time with a bereaved family when they prepare for a ceremony.