4 Funeral Etiquette Tips You Need to Know

By: Myles O'Riordan
Monday, April 16, 2018

Funerals can be quite difficult for everyone involved. The decedent’s friends and family members are in mourning during this period and may feel more grieved or hurt at any perceived slight. This is why it’s important that you keep their feelings in view and ensure that none of your actions offends them when you are attending the funeral. We at Wagg Funeral Home recommend these 4 etiquette tips to follow:

1. Be punctual

Make it a point to arrive at the funeral at least 10-15 minutes before the scheduled time. A late arrival will only disrupt the ceremony. When you arrive a little early, you will be able to find a seat and interact with the family before the service begins. If you are delayed, walk-in quietly and look for a seat in one of the back rows.

2. Pay attention to your attire 

Follow a formal dress code and refrain from wearing brightly colored clothing. It’s best to stick to and black or grey attire.

3. Consider your words carefully

Most people tend to stumble over their words and they aren’t aware of how they should offer condolences. Sometimes they end up saying things that are hurtful to the family. You don’t have to say much and simple, sincere words of consolation are enough.

4. Switch off your cell phone

Either switch your cell phone off or turn it to silent mode before entering the funeral home. Do not keep checking your phone for messages or even excuse yourself to attend to a call unless it’s a genuine emergency.

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. 

Leave a comment
Name*:
Email:
Comment*:
Please enter the numbers and letters you see in the image.

Comments

Please wait

Previous Posts

Remembering the Departed at Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a time that you spend with family and friends. But it can be extremely difficult to get through the day, if you are reeling under the sorrow of losing a loved one. If you are mourni...

Should I Pre-Pay for My Funeral?

Most people aren’t comfortable when talking about death and prefer to keep these thoughts at bay. However, there is a slow and steady trend of pre-planning and pre-paying for funerals. We do receiv...

Qualities to Look for In a Good Funeral Home

It isn’t easy to deal with the demise of a loved one, especially when you are the next of kin. While it’s painful enough to come to terms with the grief, it’s even more difficult to go through the ...

Finding a Good Estate Planning Lawyer or Financial Advisor

It’s always a good idea to get your estate and finances in order, especially if you’re terminally ill or elderly. Estate planning doesn’t just help family members or ensure there are little to no d...

Ideas for Memorializing Your Loved One after the Service

Whenever a loved one passes away, you want to keep something that belonged to them, in honor of their memory. Many choose photographs, paintings or videos while others choose something unique and s...

What To Discuss During the Funeral Arrangement Meeting

Arranging a funeral can be a difficult task. At Wagg Funeral Home, it is our goal to provide you with simple solutions to make this difficult time as stress-free as possible. Here are a few po...

What is Direct Cremation Disposition?

Direct cremation disposition is an option in which the body is cremated quickly after the death. There is usually no funeral service held before the cremation. It is one of the most affordable fune...

Helping Yourself Heal From Loss

Loss affects everyone differently and while others can sympathize, they can’t really understand how it impacts you. Healing is a personal journey that involves effort, commitment, and space. At Wag...

Common Misconceptions about Pre-Planning Your Funeral

Most modern funeral homes provide pre-planning options where an individual can plan and make arrangements for the funeral well before their demise. This is often a part of the end-of-life preparati...

A Complete Understanding of Funeral Pricing

Funerals can be expensive affairs, especially if you choose to make some personal additions to the service. Most people are unaware of what funeral pricing includes and end up paying more than they...