Celebrate a

life well-lived

Memorial planning can be heavy.


We're here to make it lighter.




Lighten is a team of professionals who are experts in putting together personalized memorial services, virtually and in person.

Together, let’s honor and celebrate the life of your loved one.


While we may temporarily be unable to gather physically, coming together in a time of loss is as important as ever.

How We Can Help

Start planning your loved-one's service by using our end-to-end Planning Center to collect photos of your loved one, capture important memories, and talk with your Lighten Team Member.

Step Two


Contact Us

Get in touch with us

  • Complete a Lighten contact form to help us understand how we can best support your needs

  • Select a package and price point that work for you

  • We'll reach out to set up a consultation

Step Two



Tell us your story 

  • Use our Planning Center to put together a meaningful service, build a memorial website, and upload personalized elements

  • Your dedicated event planner will support you every step of the way

Step Three



Focus on what matters

  • Review our custom event recommendation​ as we confirm the elements of your service

  • Prepare for your digital memorial service in a walkthrough 

  • Celebrate the life of your loved one, while we handle the details


Our fully digital, streamed memorials allow everyone to join – no matter where they live. Family and friends will all be able to see and hear from each other.


You nailed it. You absolutely nailed it. Thanks for all of your help and support over the past week. It was, as you know, a tough time – but with you there, it was a lot easier.

Steve & Katie N, Illinois

Planning an in-person gathering?

If you are interested in planning a full-service Celebration of Life, our team is here to help. 

Now Offering Cremation 

In the Chicago area.

Honor your loved one and preserve their memory.