5 Tips for Funeral Etiquette

By: Lietz Fraze Funeral Home
Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Attending a funeral service can be stressful and overwhelming since emotions are high during this situation. You will find it difficult on how to properly behave to respect the family and the deceased. Here are some of the tips provided by Lietz Fraze Funeral Home & Crematory that you should keep in mind when attending a funeral service.

 

1. Make Sure That You Will Arrive on Time

Arriving on time is a responsibility that you have to make when respecting the family and their deceased loved one. You need to consider different issues that can possibly arise such as road construction, heavy traffic and other reasons that can cause delay. You should also take the accessibility of the parking space into consideration. You should be there 10 minutes before the funeral ceremony. Under situations that you can’t avoid being late, make sure to arrive quietly. Avoid creating ruckus that may disrespect the family and the other guests.

 

2. Turn off Your Phone

A ringing phone even if it is in its lowest volume can disrupt the funeral service and can be considered a very disrespectful behaviour. It simply means that you think that your time is more important compared to the other guests. You should never answer your phone while there is an ongoing ceremony. Answering your phone and exiting while a funeral ceremony is being held is very disrespectful.

 

3. Dress properly

Traditionally, you should wear something black when going to a funeral service. But if the situation forbids you from wearing block, make sure to find something with a subdued colour and conservative clothes. Avoid wearing jeans or attire that you will use in running an errand. Some of the colours that you should avoid include orange, yellow, red and anything that has loud and bright colours. Respecting the family also means that you need to wear something neat such as the attire that you will use in a corporate interview.

 

4. Respect their religious and Cultural Practices

In case you receive an invite from someone with different religious or cultural belief and you are not accustomed to their practice, make sure to do a quick research about the things that you should expect. It will allow you to be more relaxed and help you in respecting the family of the deceased.

 

5. Prepare Your Children

In case you are planning to bring your children to the funeral service; you need to make them understand about the importance of the ceremony. Before the proper ceremony, teach them on how to sit quietly and whisper to make sure that you are respecting the family and the deceased. On the off chance that they are too young, hire the service of a baby sitter that will take care of them to avoid causing disruption.

 

These are some of the tips that will help you in navigating during the funeral service. Feel free to contact Lietz Fraze Funeral Home & Crematory in case you need some assistance or have any concerns about anything related with funeral service.

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