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?
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.