Retirement Ceremonies

Retirement ceremony

A Retirement Ceremony is simply a timely recognition of an important milestone in our journey through life. Very often, a person’s achievements and fulfilments are duly recognized at their funeral. Wouldn't it be far more appropriate to do so at the time of one’s retirement from active employment?

A Retirement Ceremony need not be on the scale of a wedding or funeral, but it would be a very proper occasion to call together close friends, family members and some long-standing colleagues from recent workplace environments.

A short tribute to highlight the memorable moments, comical occurrences and notable achievements could be made in a manner similar to a eulogy but in a much more convivial atmosphere.

A token presentation of a larger than normal business card clearly stating the recipient’s duties as an R & R. Researcher  (or something similar) could be framed or presented as a plaque. Alternatively, the retiree may be presented with a genuine Senior’s Card and sun hat!  There are numerous ways of representing this new chapter in a person’s life.

Then some current or former colleagues might get up and relate a few short anecdotes recalling humorous or even moving stories from the retiree’s work life. 

The ceremony may be closed with a brief prayer if desired, asking for God’s blessing and safe-keeping of the couple as they enter an entirely different phase of their life.

Then on with the party!!

Testimonials

" Shanker and I would like to thank you for helping us to create such a beautiful wedding ceremony. "

- Shanker and Mia Bala

 

" You made it all so easy for us and removed the need to stress about how it would flow and come together.   "

- Shanker and Mia Bala

 

" Our international guests loved the Dutch bits you included and all of our guests in total said how great you were and what a wonderful ceremony it was. "

- Eric and Karen Langen