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Living Wake Ceremony

Be Ceremonial’s unique platform helps you create a living wake ceremony that reflects your story. Choose from our extensive library of secular rituals and create a ceremony to honour this time of change. 

What is a living wake ceremony?

A living wake or living funeral is designed to help honour someone’s life before they die, with rituals designed to include the person who is dying. It’s a chance to honour a loved one while they are still here to enjoy the party.

It often resembles a traditional wake or funeral, except it happens before the person has died. It’s a chance for a community of friends and family to come together and tell a loved one the impact they have made on their lives, while they are still here to hear it.

Why is it important?

When a person is diagnosed with a terminal illness, they often feel lost and vulnerable. A ceremony in their honour can be one way to help a dying person find renewal as they hear how their life has inspired others, while also giving friends and family different ways to keep their memory or legacy alive.

These rituals can help bring difficult conversations to light and invite people to share stories and memories that the dying person gets to witness. It can also create a participatory experience for those who wish to be involved in celebrating someone’s life before they die.

How do I create one?

However you choose to acknowledge this time of transition, our app will guide you through the process. You can choose to create a ceremony on your own, with a friend, or as a group. You can even gift this experience to someone you care for.

With hundreds of universal rituals to choose from, our app offers something for everyone. Simply follow our ritual framework to create a ceremony unique to you.

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