4 Funeral Etiquette Tips You Need to Know

By: George Darte
Monday, July 19, 2021

Many people find it difficult to attend funerals. Although it’s a way of showing the family some support and paying homage to the decedent, some people don’t know the right way to offer their condolences at a funeral.

Funeral Etiquette Tips

We at George Darte Funeral Home understand this and our team has put together this list of funeral etiquette tips to follow:

  • Dressing appropriately is essential when you attend a funeral. Formal wear is expected, but if you are dressing casually, then do not wear anything in bright colors. Restrict yourself to attire in subtle shades as doing otherwise can be looked upon as being disrespectful.
     
  • It’s important that you arrive at the venue a little early rather than late and disrupt the service. This will only reflect poorly on you. When you have to attend a funeral, keep track of time, leave early and factor traffic conditions so that you reach the venue at least 10-15 minutes before the mentioned time.
     
  • Always turn your cell phone to silent mode and mute your message notifications. Do not receive any calls, read messages, or type anything on your phone when you are at the service. If you must take an urgent call, attend to it outside the venue.
     
  • Use suitable words when offering condolences to the bereaved family. Show your support appropriately and don’t just blurt out anything that is even remotely embarrassing, insulting, or sarcastic.

Following proper funeral etiquette is one way to show your respect for the deceased and support for the family. We offer a range of funeral services and can help you preplan one. For more details, please call George Darte Funeral Home at 905-937-4444 or use our contact form. One of our team members will call you shortly to answer your queries.

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