other ritual services
BABY WELCOMINGS AND ADULT ALLY (GODPARENT) CEREMONIES
Every life deserves to be welcomed and celebrated with joy. Uniting loving and committed adults around a baby's arrival is a tremendous gift to your child and your family. We create and preside over unique welcoming ceremonies that incorporate your beliefs and hopes for your child's future, and consolidate parent and adult ally support.
Sologamy, or self-marriage ceremonies, are becoming more popular as society acknowledges that conventional marriage isn't everyone's path to happiness or social survival. Though controversial, self-marriages are ultimately about healing and self-acceptance, both fundamental to mental health. Self-marriage ceremonies can be completely private or shared with chosen guests; we're happy to help you create and perform the perfect ritual moment for you.
Sometimes when we change inside, we need to ritualize and/or gather support for those changes. However you wish to honor your new self, we'll work with you to create a powerful and perfect moment to affirm and celebrate, either privately or with loving family and friends.
LOVE GOES EVER ON: FUNERALS, MEMORIALS, AND INTERMENT RITUALS
Society has changed, but funerals have remained rooted in dated and irrelevant practices that no longer reflect our beliefs. As with weddings, there's a need for thoughtful, non-judgmental, non-denominational and humanist memorial ceremonies, but they can be hard to find.
We believe our clients should have control over the content of their loved one's funeral or memorial so they can commemorate their loved one in a personally meaningful way. We'll help you create a custom ceremony attuned to your needs and understanding of death, including eulogies, remembrances, rituals, and celebration, whether at your home or other chosen location. Elizabeth Oakes is a certified funeral celebrant with a long history of hospice volunteerism and grief support work; you'll be treated with respect, compassion, and caring throughout the process.
OTHER RITES OF PASSAGE:
COMING OF AGE, GRADUATION, RENEWAL OF VOWS, SEASONAL CELEBRATIONS
Rituals help us confirm and make meaningful the threshold moments of life. MarriageToGo can help you assemble and perform rites and ceremonies to confirm and bless your new status as an adult, senior, graduate, many-moons-married or divorced person.
We also assist with private or public observances of other Turnings of Life, be they equinoxes, solstices, birthdays, anniversaries, the Appearance of the First Daffodil in Your Garden, or the Departure of Your Last Kid To College.
Call 310.288.6658 or email us with your ideas and we'll help you celebrate!