Memorial Gatherings, Funerals or Celebrations of Life can be produced in four different ways.
We will work with you to customize the event based on the event type that best suits your needs.
- Virtual Gathering – everyone participates online from a location such as home or office that is convenient for them.
- Hybrid Gathering – a group of people will be in one physical location such as a church, chapel, funeral home or cemetery. Others speakers and guests can participate in the event or watch the event online.
- Live Stream – all of the program components will be broadcast from one location and online guests will watch and listen.
- On Demand Video – the entire program is pre-produced and a video is made available for friends and family to watch.
Options 1, 2 and 3 can also be recorded for playback at a later date on demand.
After you schedule an online memorial gathering, we will meet with you virtually to help plan the service, whether that takes the form of a “memorial service”, “homegoing” or a “celebration of life”. If you’re unsure what to include for your order of service, we can give guidance.
Planning & personalizing the gathering
After you schedule an online memorial gathering, we will meet with you virtually to help plan the service, whether that takes the form of a “memorial service”, “homegoing” or a “celebration of life”. We will also determine next steps based on whether the gathering will be 100% virtual or if you will have a hybrid event with a group gathered in a physical location combined with online participants. If you’re unsure what to include for your order of service, we can give guidance.
Creating the memorial page
Once you’ve set the time, we’ll create an online memorial page which includes an obituary and an RSVP form that your family and friends can use to RSVP for the gathering. We’ll take care of all the follow-up and make sure your attendees get the information they need to join the memorial gathering.
Creating the digital memorial card
An optional digital memorial card will be available for all your guests. You will also be given a copy of the pdf in advance. We have several templates for you to choose from, and we will customize these with pictures and text you provide.
Preparing images & slides
You may wish to have a slideshow of photos running at some point during the online memorial gathering. We can assist you in putting this together (you provide the images and we’ll take care of the rest) or if you already have a slideshow/video you can submit it to us to include in the service.
Gathering guestbook messages
A digital guestbook is available via the comments on the memorial page. These comments will be moderated before they are visible.
Running a pre-event rehearsal
Prior to your online memorial service, we will run a pre-event rehearsal with you and anyone on the program for the event to make sure all speakers are comfortable with how to use the platform.
Managing the online memorial gathering
We will be there for you every step of the way. That means we will be there during the service too, in the event that you have any last minute questions or need any assistance. We can also provide an officiant or online moderator as an optional service.
Providing the digital recording of the gathering
Your service will be recorded and a digital copy will be provided to you. This can be particularly helpful if someone could not make it during the time of the live event. The video recording can also be available for viewing on a dedicated webpage.