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.

Leave a comment
Name*:
Email:
Comment*:
Please enter the numbers and letters you see in the image. Note that the case of the letters entered matters.

Comments

Please wait

Previous Posts

Coping with an Unexpected Death

It isn't easy for family members and close friends to deal with the unexpected death of a loved one. The disbelief quickly transforms into feelings such as frustration, remorse, and regret. However...

Dealing with Unresolved Grief

People that have just experienced the death of a loved one, often find it difficult to cope with the loss. Many prefer joy over sadness or life over death. This is why people find it challenging to...

Cremation Vs. Burial Costs

Many people want to know how cremations compare against burials and what the pricing structure of these two services is. It's important to understand that there can be a variation in pricing depend...

Ideas for Memorializing Your Loved One After The Service

When a loved one passes, you need an outlet for your grief. This is typically when you start looking for ways and means of keeping that person’s memory alive. Some families keep photographs or pain...

What’s The Point Of A Funeral?

When someone we love passes away it leaves us in sorrow and having a funeral service fills in certain important needs. It helps us acknowledges that someone we love has passed away and also gives u...

5 Advantages Of Urn Vaults

Collection of the ashes is an important part of the cremation process and you need to decide which receptacle will hold them. Some families prefer to store their loved one’s ashes in their home whi...

How to Write a Condolence Letter

When a person passes away, some people find it difficult to express their feelings or are unable to attend the funeral. A condolence letter expressing your sympathy in a few simple and kind words c...

Grief - What's Normal?

Most people feel confused by their grief when they experience the death of a loved one for the first time. They wonder whether the intensity of their grief is normal. Different people react to grie...

5 Interesting Facts About Cremation

Today, many people are opting for cremations rather than burials and there are a number of reasons for this. While the trend is catching on, many people still don’t know much about cremations and h...

Coping with Grief Over the Holidays

The annual holidays can be a very tough time if you have lost a loved one. Memories of happy times and bonding tend to surface during the holiday season. This may become a stronger reminder of your...