4 Funeral Etiquette Tips You Need to Know

By: Tom Gallagher
Wednesday, December 7, 2016

A funeral is not a do as you wish place just because people are mourning and grieving. The small things you do at funeral really matters because they could either be deemed as respect or contempt. Many people like showing off when they see a crowd of people, they end up behaving like as if they don’t care at all just to have people’s attention. A funeral service is supposed to be respected and honoured because it is the last respect that you are giving to the deceased.

 

1. Your Phone Should Be Off

 

No matter how busy you are, as long as you have decided to go and comfort friends during such emotional hard moments, you need to switch off the phone. Little to no disruptions is needed in these kinds of ceremonies as a way of respecting the family of the deceased. When you start handling phone calls at a funeral, people could misinterpret it as contempt and ego.

 

2. Arrive Early and Be Calm

 

Keeping time is very important; don’t go there late as if you were saddened by the death of the person. Go early so that people can know that you real prepared yourself for that funeral service. Greet people near you only but don’t go every corner shaking hands and hugging people as if you think they are there waiting for your greetings. Arriving early allows you to get all the necessary information about the whole service to avoid stretching your neck and asking people on their ears what the next activity is.

 

3. Dress Well to Avoid Standing Out

 

Black clothes are the appropriate one’s for you on any funeral service unless stated otherwise by the family. Don’t wear differently, inquire all things before you go there so that you become exactly like them. For the ladies, avoid the micro and mini skirts and dresses that expose a huge percentage of your body to the public because no one will give attention to you since all people are grieving. Show respect to the family by wearing something decent.

 

4. Understand the Best Place to Sit

 

If you are a family member of the deceased, you need to sit or stand at the front row so that people can see you directly. Don’t hide at the back as if you are among the visitors. For the people who have attended the Funeral service, they need to stay close to the family and not on the roads outside the compound.

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