Celebrations of Life

That death rituals have existed throughout history in every culture in the world is a strong testament to the human need for ceremony when acknowledging death. Indeed, the opportunity for connection and communal mourning appears to be a valuable part of healing following the loss of a loved one. For decades, death rituals in the United States have been guided by prescribed traditions that focus more on mourning death than celebrating life. As a result, the typical American death ritual - the funeral, has become known as a dark, heavy and somber event which many people feel uncomfortable attending.

 

Fortunately, social norms surrounding death and mourning are evolving in the modern world. As American society becomes more secular, people are moving away from ritualistic religious ceremonies and seeking ways to make death rituals more meaningful. An exciting shift toward end-of-life celebrations featuring greater personalization and individual expression is taking hold. Without formal tradition guiding us, there is greater room for creativity and authenticity in our death rituals.

 

At Epic Memorials, we realize a customary church or funeral home service is not the right fit for everyone and are thrilled to offer you an alternative. We encourage our clients to break free of conventions as you imagine the perfect life celebration for your honoree. We believe a memorial can be anything you dream it to be and we will do everything we can to make your vision a reality. Whether it be an elaborate public event or an intimate bonfire on the beach, Epic Memorials will patiently guide you through the creation of the one-of-a-kind tribute your loved one deserves.

 

 

 

 

 

 

About Our Services

At Epic Memorials we believe you deserve to mourn your loss without also enduring the inevitable stressors involved in planning a memorial. Imagine being part of creating an unforgettable celebration of life for your loved one while still being allowed time and space to grieve and practice necessary self-care. Working collaboratively, Epic Memorials will guide you through the initial brainstorming process, presenting you with options and offering a professional opinion, then relieve you of the burden putting all of the details into place. Full-service planning includes the following.

 

  • Budget development

  • Event timeline development

  • All vendor communication including venue, celebrant, caterers,

                                   rentals, performers, etc.

  • Menu planning

  • Purchase of necessary supplies

  • Development and execution of theme including event day styling of venue

  • Graphic design for announcements, invitations, keepsakes, and signage, etc.

  • Photo management including scanning, editing, printing, framing and

                                   creation of video slideshow

  • Audio visual needs including live streaming of celebration

  • Transportation arrangement

  • Volunteer coordination

  • Staffing for larger events

 

Full-service planning begins with an in-home consultation and includes unlimited communication with Sandi throughout the process. Rates for Sandi's time and talent begin at $1500. The client is responsible for the cost of all supplies, printing, rental and insurance fees, etc. Individual service options may be added at additional cost.