Funeral Etiquette 101

By: George Darte
Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Some people find it very difficult to attend a funeral, especially if it is a new experience. While they want to offer comfort, they also want to make sure that they do not do anything wrong. At Darte Funeral Home, we always like to keep our clients informed about various aspects related to funeral services.

Funeral Etiquette to Follow

Here is some funeral etiquette information that can be helpful:

  • It is best not to deviate from wearing formal attire and sober colors and opt for something casual or flashy. Men can wear simple suits, while women can wear sober-colored dresses. Stay away from wearing short skirts or bright ties as that can seem disrespectful. Graphic t-shirts, shorts jeans, etc. are a big no-no. If any children are going to be attending the service with you, make sure that they are dressed suitably as well.
     
  • It is important to be punctual and that means you should be at the venue at least 10 to 15 minutes before the service time. You can find your seat and interact with other people before you sit down.
     
  • Sometimes there might be less parking space at the funeral venue, which makes it necessary to arrive early and find the right spot to park your vehicle. Also, take into account and plan delays and traffic conditions before you leave home.
     
  • It isn't considered good etiquette to attend to phone calls or reply to messages while you are at the funeral service. It is best to switch off your phone entirely or turned it to silent while you are there. If you have to take an urgent call or read a message while the service is in progress, step out quietly, and do so.

If you want to know more about funeral services or need to book one, reach out to us at Darte Funeral Home.

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