If you're anything like me, I like to know how much things cost upfront.
So, let's cut to the chase:
My fee is $600 for a funeral ceremony or memorial service. If you require a PA system it is an additional $100.
You might think this sounds a bit steep but there's a lot to it:
Meeting in your home, a cafe or via Zoom or FaceTime - up to 2 hours
Write a personalised funeral ceremony and download music - up to 4 hours
Prepare a run sheet listing speakers, performers, music and general arrangements for the funeral and email the funeral home so that they know what is happening on the day. This run sheet can also be used as the basis for the Order of Service - up to 2 hours
Emails and phone calls with family to finalise the ceremony - up to 2 hours
Day of the ceremony: travel to and from the location, sound-check, liaise with concierge and funeral attendants to check audio visual presentation and music, conduct ceremony - up to 2 hours
It's around 12 hours of work @ $50/hour.