4 Funeral Etiquette Tips

By: Graeme Hogle
Thursday, March 14, 2019

Funerals are extremely difficult, especially for the family of the departed. Friends and members of the family are in mourning during this period and could feel more hurt at any perceived slight.

It is crucial that you keep their feelings in mind and ensure that you do not offend them when you are attending the funeral. Here are a few etiquette tips to follow:

1. Be On Time

Arrive at the funeral home at least 15 minutes before the scheduled time. Arriving while the ceremony is in progress will only cause disruption. Reaching early also gives you time to find a seat and interact with members of the family before the service begins. If you arrive late, walk-in quietly and look for vacant seats available in the back.

2. Pay Attention To Your Attire

It is important to dress appropriately during funerals. Follow the formal dress code and avoid wearing bright-colored outfits. Stick to either black or grey attire.

3. Consider Your Words Carefully

Many people stumble over words and have no idea what to say and how to offer their condolences. There are chances that you would end up saying something hurtful to the members of the family. There is no need for complicating things; just keep your condolences simple and sincere.

4. Switch Your Cell Phone Off

Either keep your cell phone switched off or keep it silent before entering the funeral home. Avoid checking your phone constantly and do not receive any calls unless they are absolutely urgent. It is extremely rude to excuse yourself during such events.

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