The Life Cycle Celebrant Difference

What is a Life Cycle Celebrant?

Life Cycle Celebrants® are professional ceremony officiants who believe in the power and effectiveness of ceremony to transform and heal. We work hand in hand with clients to create and perform uniquely personalized ceremonies that reflect the beliefs, philosophy of life and personalities of the honorees. As a certified Life Cycle Celebrant®, I will take the time to understand the honorees’ beliefs and values and design a ceremony that is truly reflective of who that person was and what impact he or she made in the hearts and minds of others as well as in their community.

While I personally specialize in Memorials, Celebrations of Life, and pet tributes ceremonies, Life Cycle Celebrants® officiate at all types of ceremonies including baby namings, adoption ceremonies, weddings, civil unions and commitment ceremonies, funerals and memorials – just to name a few.

Life Cycle Celebrants® are ceremony specialists who have a solid background in the history of ritual and ceremony, and the traditions of many cultures, beliefs and religions. They are experts in composing ceremonies, managing rehearsals and performing life-cycle ceremonies. Celebrants are also experienced in the art of ceremonial public speaking. They undergo a full eight months of study and evaluation before they are given the title of Life Cycle Celebrant.®


Code of Ethics

The Life Cycle Celebrant® Code of Ethics

The mission and quest for the members of the Celebrant Association International is to uphold the highest level of service and professionalism. We do this while promoting freedom of choice in ceremonies and promoting the values of the Celebrant movement.

Code of Ethics and Professionalism for Certified Life-Cycle Celebrants.

The Celebrant agrees:

To support the goals and the mission of CF&I and the Association by setting and maintaining a professional standard of service to the     public that will bring credit and recognition to CF&I, the Association, and its individual members.

To serve each client with respect, sensitivity, and professionalism, and to provide all services in a timely manner.

To offer every client a personalized ceremony that includes their story as revealed to the Celebrant through interview and questionnaires.

To ensure that clients have complete choice of and final say over their ceremonies, and that the Celebrant’s personal beliefs are immaterial to this process. To encourage clients in choosing and/or approving a ceremony that is satisfying to them.

To respectfully provide a ceremony that is as accurate as possible in all respects, including the pronunciation of the names of people, places, and things.

To meet the client for a no-obligation interview to discuss services prior to engagement.

To provide unlimited consultation to clients while creating their ceremony.

To conduct a rehearsal where necessary to the ceremony.

To perform the ceremony in a professional, prepared, and appropriate manner.

To gift the client/honoree a keepsake copy of their ceremony.

To provide a service that recognizes the unique personalities of the client, being sensitive to their needs, wishes, values, philosophical and spiritual beliefs, and cultural backgrounds.

Not to discriminate on the basis of gender, race, religion, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, or sexual orientation.

To comply and keep current with all laws regarding the performance of marriage in every country, state, province, or municipality in which the Celebrant practices, including obtaining the necessary legal authority to solemnize marriages and appropriately filing client marriage documentation as required by law.

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