FUNERALS, DONE DIFFERENTLY
We believe the cookie-cutter funeral home isn't cutting it anymore.
Families should have better options—and be empowered to plan an event that reflects their loved one's unique qualities.
That's why we created Lighten.
Plan a Personalized Memorial Service
Lighten offers an alternative to the funeral home, helping you honor your loved one with a memorial service in a location of your choosing—or in a virtual or hybrid format.
We pride ourselves on planning meaningful, personalized celebrations that honor your loved one’s life and legacy.
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.
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
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
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
BRING THEIR COMMUNITY TOGETHER
Coming together in a time of loss is more important than ever. Whether you choose an in-person, virtual, or hyrid event format, Lighten will handle the planning–so you can focus on what matters.
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.