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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Why is Greatest of Days Putting More Emphasis on Planning and Designing Celebration of Life Events?

That's a fair question since we've primarily been known to plan weddings and small business events.  Many event planners don't want to place themselves in planning sad events.  It's not for everyone.  I choose to look at it as one of the nicest things you can do for grieving family or friends of their loved one.  The atmosphere does not lend itself to "bridezilla" behavior which gets old very quickly!

Everything is changing regarding how a person's life is celebrated after they have passed away.  People are even planning their own parties to take the place of a regular funeral for them.  Some people are deciding to not even have a celebration of life event for after they have passed away and making it happen before they pass away.

Funeral directors are being taught how to create a more festive atmosphere for their clients.  Is it just me or is this like mixing oil and water?  You tell me who is more into personalizing events and making them fun.  A funeral director or an event planner?  You know what my answer is going to be.

There are so many logistics to take care of when planning a Celebration of Life Event as with any event.  You need a venue, food and anything else that creates a one-of-a-kind celebration.

There is one thing that I hope never happens.  I hope we never see a competition of people wanting to outdo what other people have done for Celebration of Life Events.  The focus should be about honoring a life.  The best parts of that person's life.

Last but not least!  There's a good possibility that you are thinking the same thing that others have expressed to me about our name Greatest of Days!  Some of said, "You should change your name!"  At first this made me cringe thinking of all that that would entail.  I didn't have to think about it too long before I realized that it really is the perfect name.  The exact thing that Celebrations of Life should be focusing on are the greatest of days in that person's life!  Isn't that why people want this event in the first place?  That's what we intend to do for family and friends who step up and honor their loved one.

Wishing you the greatest of days.

Creating and Remembering the Greatest of Days!

Greatest of Days plans the following types of events south and east of Seattle, WA.  

Social Events:

Bar Mitzvahs
Bat Mitzvahs
Sweet 16
Bon Voyage
Welcome Home
Milestone Birthdays
Celebration of Life Events
Weddings (on a case by case basis)

Business Events:

Employee Appreciation
Client Appreciation      
Product Launches
Grand Openings
Book Signing
Special Promotions

Community Events:
Fundraising Events
Assist in Planning Festivals

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