Hold a celebration worthy of their life

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You no longer need to feel like your only option for end-of-life services is a stuffy, somber funeral home.

With Lighten, end-of-life gatherings can feel like celebrating a life, not just mourning a death.

Funerals, re-imagined.

Lighten's unique Celebrations of Life, held in a location of your choice or online, are designed and personalized to reflect your loved one’s life and identity.

Lighten Services

The Lighten Planning Experience


Celebrate a life well lived

  • Lighten helps you gather your family and friends outside of a funeral home.

  • Design a meaningful Celebration of Life that authentically reflects your loved one.


Focus on what matters

  • Lighten handles the planning and logistics, so you can focus on your loved ones.

  • Your dedicated Lighten planner will provide the guidance you need.


Plan with ease

  • Plan from the comfort of your own home with our video conference planning sessions

  • Plan anytime, anywhere with our exclusive Lighten Planning Center.

How it Works


Contact us to discuss your needs. 

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Meet with your dedicated planner over video conference.

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Collaborate with your planner to finalize your event details in the Lighten Planning Center.

Lighten builds a memorial webpage with the photo and obituary you provide.

Honor your loved one's life at your event.


You have an amazing service and gift to the world – both in your compassion and active listening. Thank you for bringing our families together.

Steve T, California