Need help with A MEMORIAL SERVICE in Brooklyn or Manhattan?
Amy and Fitting Tribute's event planner Lauren Guida will help you orchestrate any kind of memorial service after a death, or "living funeral" event while the guest of honor is still alive. We'll find a venue, counsel you on flowers, catering, readings, live or recorded music, celebrant, order of service, and sign-in opportunities that are a little different than the traditional registry book at the door.
With memorial services, some families want the urn of cremated remains present, some wish to rent a boat for a harbor scattering service, others plan "celebration of life" events in their own homes, at Green-Wood Cemetery, or in houses of worship with speeches, videos and photographs. After that, we'll help you organize a gathering to place an urn into a cemetery niche, or think out the earth burial of an urn with subsequent gravestone unveiling.
Above: The Brooklyn Society of Ethical Culture also has a gorgeous hall for leasing where food can be served under Tiffany windows.
To right: After a Saturday memorial service in Brooklyn, a seated dinner can be arranged at the Montauk Club on Park Slope's Eighth Avenue.
For a "living funeral," we can help you assemble a gorgeous tribute with toasts and testimonials flowing both ways. For someone quite elderly or frail, the recognition of a significant birthday serves this same function. It is the fantasy of an increasing number of gravely ill people to be able to attend their own life celebration service. They want to say goodbye to you too. Now they can. We'll help you think it out and share with you our thoughts and experiences.