What to Expect After the Funeral?

By: George Darte
Tuesday, August 11, 2020

People who attend a funeral are often nervous about the service and don’t know what they should do during it. Should they leave immediately after the service is complete? Should they wait and speak with the family? At Darte Funeral Home, we do our best to guide all attendees to ensure no one feels stressed or anxious. Here’s a look at what you can expect after a funeral:

1. Wait for Dismissal

The funeral director will dismiss the attendees after the funeral service is complete. It isn’t a good idea to leave before this dismissal unless there’s a true emergency. You can take this time to exchange a few words with the grieving family members or offer comfort to people who look like they need it.

2. Reception

Most families will hold a small reception at a different location after the funeral is over. This reception is usually reserved for close family members and friends. You don’t need to attend unless you are invited. If the family wants your presence, they will let you know at some time during the funeral or invite you after the dismissal. It is perfectly alright to deny the invitation if you have a prior appointment. However, it is a good idea to attend if you want to offer some comfort to the family.

3. Support Beyond the Funeral

Offer support to your grieving friends or loved ones by reaching out after the funeral. Keep the communication lines open, offer practical support, and help them when they need it. Even small things like taking them on a drive during weekends or ordering food for them can help.

If you want to know more about funeral services or need to book one, reach out to us at Darte Funeral Home. You can call 905-937-4444 or use our contact form.

Leave a comment
Name*:
Email:
Comment*:
Please enter the numbers and letters you see in the image. Note that the case of the letters entered matters.

Comments

Please wait

Previous Posts

Different Methods for Funding a Funeral Service

A funeral can strain some people's finances, and they may find it challenging to put together sufficient money for a funeral service of a family member. This aspect adds strain and stress during an...

4 Funeral Etiquette Tips You Need to Know

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 condo...

Personalizing A Funeral With Unique Song Selections

Many families today prefer more informal funeral services instead of the traditional format. The idea is to add something special and unique. People find that this also helps them heal better and c...

Cremation: The Advantages and Disadvantages

All of us have to leave this world at some time, but not many want to discuss things related to death. However, at George Darte Funeral Home, we have seen this trend change, and many people now pre...

Pre-Planning Your Funeral

It isn’t uncommon for people to be unaware of what needs to be done in funeral planning and many do not even want to think about death and dying. However, people are now choosing to pre-plan their ...

How to Help a Friend Through the Grieving Process

Watching someone close to you grieving can be very difficult. While you want to be there in that challenging period, you might always know how to manage the situation. We at George Darte Funeral Ho...

Different Ways to Personalize an Obituary

It can be painful to write an obituary for a family member that has passed away and isn’t easy to come up with a personal statement that reads well in a single paragraph.  Many people str...

A Complete Understanding Of Funeral Pricing

Funerals can be costly, especially if you want customized services. Many individuals are unaware of what is included in funeral pricing. We at George Darte Funeral Home have seen that people&n...

Social Media Meets Funeral Service? The Pro’s And Cons

Nowadays, almost everybody has a Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram account. They use social media sites to connect with loved ones, exchange information, and maintain contact with people who live in ...

What Goes in to the Expense of a Standard Funeral

Funerals is a lengthy procedure involving a select team of experts and a variety of independent providers. You need to employ a funeral director, reserve a spot in a burial ground, provide space fo...