A eulogy is a speech given at a funeral or memorial service in memory of the deceased, as a respectful tribute.
The eulogy is one of the most important parts of a service and brings pleasure and comfort to the family members, friends and guests.
You may wish to write the eulogy yourself, or if you prefer, your celebrant will write the eulogy for you. They will work with the family and friends, to create an appropriate eulogy together, that captures the personality of the deceased.
See the section ‘Preparation of a Eulogy’ on our website for more information.
The eulogy may be delivered by the celebrant, a family member or close friend and the timing of the eulogy and tributes is usually dependent on the limitations of the venue. Discuss this with your celebrant beforehand, as they will advise you on time-frames in order to keep the service flowing.
For further considerations regarding choice of music, poems, quotes or readings, visual slide presentations etc, please see our section regarding ‘Personalising a Funeral’ on our website.