Testimonials and thank yous

Posted on April 22, 2014 by Judy | Filed under: Celebrant, Death, Funerals

In the sensitive world of the funeral industry, as a Celebrant,  it is very difficult to market what I do.  I am very aware not to appear as an ‘ambulance chaser’, or hang around A&E or the local care home, in the hope of new business.   Much of my work comes from personal referral, either from a Funeral Director, or from those, now bereaved, who have already been to a Cherish funeral and liked what I do.   Other business comes directly from people I know, who entrust me with delivering a service for their relative.   In that respect, I am my own brand and advertising.

I am amazed when people take the time to pen a thank you note to me.    Here are some I have received in the last few weeks:


Having carried out a reading for my mother in law’s funeral I appreciate how hard it is – you did a whole service without a flicker! Very professional and exceptionally hard for you being such a close friend. Nobody would have come close to expressing her life God bless her”.   KC                                                                                                   

A sad day today for family and friends of J****.   A wonderful tribute to her delivered beautifully by Judy of Cherish-Ceremonies. You did her proud Judy, it was a fitting service for such a wonderful lady                                                                                                                                               


“Your reading of the tribute was excellent – a lovely mixture of facts and feelings… We had many favourable comments afterwards. People obviously felt it was truly a tribute to D**** and that the whole service was conducted with the dignity he deserved with touches of humour he would have appreciated..                                                                                                                        


“…Everybody that attended commented on how uplifting the service had been and how privileged they had been to attend such a lovely ceremony. I know that we provided the information but it was your diligence, hard work and professionalism that pulled it all together… The service ran so smoothly and at a perfect pace and this was all down to you and your meticulous planning. Thank you once again from the bottom of my heart for that perfect service…”.                       

“Dear Judy,

I just wanted to say thank you once again for your compassion and outstanding ability to grace such a tragic time for us with sensitivity and commitment…”                                         


‘Thank you for the beautiful funeral service for our Mum. It was just as we wanted it to be“.   SW

“Dear Judy,

 I would like to thank you from all the family for yesterday’s service. We all thought everything was perfect, just how she would have wanted it to be.”

 Many thanks ..