I write everything for you. It all starts with a questionnaire, which asks about 40 questions about the person we’re remembering ~
~ but that means you can take your time. The most important thing, is that we honour the person we’re remembering, your way:
- if you’d prefer a simple, elegant tribute ~ I can write a short biography or account of this person’s greatest achievements;
- if you’d like to share some personal memories ~ I can help you retell that special story, perhaps funny, perhaps tender; or,
- if you need something very, very special ~ I can find the right words. A LifePoem, a story, a spiritual or non-spiritual tribute.
Gentle, practical, personal, understanding – and helpful.
This is how the Complete Eulogy service works:
- Step 1: We start with a payment that guarantees my time for you. I use PayPal because it’s easy, and safe, and all of my pricing is transparent. A Complete Eulogy costs £600 inc. VAT.
- Step 2: I send a questionnaire to you by email. You work through it in your own time to gather details of the person we’re remembering. Family and friends can help. (You’ll let me know which style is most appropriate and I’m always around if there’s something you’d like to talk through over the phone first.)
- Step 3: With your guidance, I’ll write a eulogy that’s between 4 and 7 minutes long (ideal for most services). This takes about 48 hours. I’ll email the finished speech to you, ready to print out, and I’ll send you some notes to make reading it a little easier, too.
Every life story is unique. The eulogy I write for you will be different to anything I’ve ever written for anyone else. Your memories, your words, your situation, this person’s life – trust me, there’s nothing in my work that ‘comes from a template’.
A quick note about style…
There are lots of different ways to remember someone. I’ll take you through some options in the questionnaire:
- a life story: a short, biographical speech with personal details, what the person did, who they were;
- a personal story: your memories, other people’s recollections; how this person changed your lives, what they meant to you;
- a joyous tribute: light-hearted, funny even; capturing your strongest and fondest recollections; or,
- the truly unique: if you think it’s the right thing to do, then a poem; a speech in the style of a song; or even something more unusual may be appropriate.
PS. If you’re not sure where or how to start, do have a look through the guides on my eulogy resource pages.
They’re all free. They’re there to help you.