As baby boomers age, many are planning ahead for their personal “adieu” and option for a celebration of life ceremony over a more traditional approach.
A celebration of life can be as informal or joyful as desired and can be held almost anywhere, depending on the wishes of the dearly departed, their family or friends planning such an event.
While a funeral typically happens shortly after someone’s passing, celebration’s of life are not a time sensitive ritual. For this type of event, the rules are few and the options are many.
Event planners in the U.S. have seen a rise in requests for a celebration of life and more people are looking for ideas on how to best remember and honor a loved one in a way that celebrates his or her unique life story and individuality.
“This way of honoring loved one has really grown in popularity over the last two years,” reports Bruce Hochberger, Director of Catering for Shutters on the Beach and Hotel Casa del Mar in Santa Monica, California. “Our ocean side location provides an almost cathartic experience for some members of the families during the planning process.”