What to Expect During the Funeral

By: Myles O'Riordan
Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Not all people know how to interact with others and conduct themselves correctly when they attend a funeral service. It is vital to know what to expect when you attend a funeral. The information here will help you understand how to behave at the ceremony. These are the things you can expect at a funeral:

  • Always arrive at the funeral right on time. Keep a sufficient buffer for variables like traffic jams and other delays that you have no control over. If you do arrive late, make sure that you do not disrupt the event with your entry. Find a place at the back of the room and be seated there.
     
  • Know that every person has a different way of expressing grief. Some people weep, while others go silent. You should show your respect to the grieving family and offer them some solace of you can. Never be judgmental about how people around you are reacting and go with the flow instead. If you feel you are unable to deal with the expressions of grief around you, find your way out of the place once you think it's appropriate to do so.
     
  • When you are offering your condolences to the grieving family, interact appropriately. Be patient and listen to what they have to say. When people are grieving, they may or may not want to speak, and you should respect their wishes.
     
  • You must console them in whichever way you can after determining which the right way to deal with the situation is.

These are some of the things you can expect at a funeral, and when you attend one, it's vital to maintain decorum to help the grieving family in their moment of grief. 

If you want to know more about our funeral services, feel free to contact us at Wagg Funeral Home today, and we'll be happy to help with all your specific needs.

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