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Need help planning a memorial service for a loved one? Lighten can create a personalized service plan and package for your needs.


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Create a Custom Memorial Service

Honor your loved one's legacy with a personalized Celebration of Life

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Your Chicago Funeral Alternative

Founded in Chicago as an alternative to the funeral home, Lighten helps families plan uplifting memorial services—in-person and virtual.

We pride ourselves on helping families put together meaningful, personalized celebrations that honor their loved one’s life and legacy. 

What do Lighten’s planning

packages include?


Guidance & 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.

Personalized Service

Bring together family and friends for an interactive experience that honors your loved one.  Ceremonies are completely customizable and may include readings, eulogies, prayers, videos, and more. 

Memorial Website to Honor Your Loved One

Capture a lifetime of memories on your loved one’s Memorial Page.  Share your loved one’s story, display photos, gather memories from family and friends in an online guestbook, and coordinate donations 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