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Personalized Outdoor Memorial Services

Looking to plan an outdoor funeral?

Lighten's team of professionals can help you plan a personalized gathering to honor your loved one's life.

Complete this form and we'll be in touch within 24 hours.

You may also reach our team at (312) 373-0847.

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Create a unique 
Celebration of Life.

As an alternative to the funeral home, Lighten helps families plan uplifting memorial services.

​We pride ourselves on helping families put together meaningful, personalized celebrations that honor their loved one’s life and legacy. Our committed and caring team is here to bring ease to the planning process.

A Lighten backyard memorial service with a balloon release.


We'll handle the planning, so you can focus on what matters.

Let Lighten handle the logistics.

  • Event planning

  • Venue and vendor management:

    • Flowers

    • Rentals

    • Catering

    • A/V

    • Musicians

  • Digital or printed stationery

  • Memorial webpage

  • Custom requests

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 logistics — 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


Looking for cremation?

Lighten offers affordable, transparent direct cremation. ​

Save $150 on your Memorial Service package when you also use Lighten Cremation.

Contact us to get started

You can reach us via the chat below, by submitting a form, at hello@lightenarrangements.com, or at (312) 373-0847.