I get a lot of marriage celebrants contacting me after they’ve been asked to do their first funeral, asking for advice, information and templates. I thought I’d put all my tips in one place in the hopes that some of you might benefit from them!

I am by no means a funeral expert. As at 13 May 2019, as I write this, I’ve performed 83 funerals. Yes, I love funerals. Yes, I feel this is where I’m supposed to direct some of my energies. Yes, I believe I do an excellent job. But there are definitely funeral celebrants out there who are far more experienced than I am.