Planning with Lighten

Our end-to-end planning services will help guide you through the steps for planning an end of life celebration for your loved one. 


In these unprecedented times, we can help you translate your desired end-of-life gathering into the online environment. 

To speak to a member of our team, please contact

us at (312) 373-0847.


What do Lighten’s planning packages include?

Full-Service Guidance and Support

Your dedicated Lighten team member will help you design your ceremony and handle the planning, coordination, and technology — so you can focus on what matters most.


  • One-on-one support in planning your event

  • Initial consultation to get to know your family’s needs

  • Ceremony design and preparation

  • Customized program: readings, eulogies, hymns, videos, slideshow, and more

  • Ceremony rehearsal with the guests who will be participating with formal speaking roles

Personalized Virtual Service

Bring together family and friends for an interactive experience that honors your loved one. You will all be able to hear and see each other, despite the distance.

  • Ceremony facilitation by a Lighten team member

  • Ceremony program, slideshow, and memorial webpage

  • Guest RSVP management and Zoom instructions

  • Zoom session setup and support

  • Up to 100 guests for up to 90 minutes included*

  • Copy of service recording

    *Additional time and guests may be added on

Memorial Website to Honor Your Loved One

Capture a lifetime of memories on your loved one’s Memorial Page. Easily submit your information through our Planning Center, and our team will handle the rest.

  • Choose a visual theme that suits your loved one

  • Obituary photo and information 

  • Online guestbook

  • Online service registration

  • Links to donate to your loved one’s favorite charity

“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