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.

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

How Long Can A Person Be On Hospice?

If your doctor has suggested hospice care for you or a loved one, you may wonder how long patients typically remain in hospice care. It is impossible to respond universally to that question because...

Documentation To Have In Place Before Death

Realizing that you will die someday is a sobering thought, but it is a fact of life that cannot be avoided. The most challenging aspect of estate planning for the typical American is often just get...

Creating New Family Traditions After Loss

George Darte Funeral Home has witnessed many families struggle to recover their sense of joy following a death. If your loved one has passed away, you could find that the holidays no longer bring y...

Common Funeral Director Misconceptions

In many contexts, the concept of a funeral director also called an undertaker, is misunderstood. Our goal at George Darte Funeral Home is to clear up some funeral director misconceptions and misund...

Can I Scatter Cremated Remains In A Public Place?

It is common practice in Canada to disperse cremains in various permitted outdoor locations. However, there are some guidelines you should follow to ensure you are not working against any laws. Geo...

5 Things to Do with your Loved One's Ashes

If a deceased person's wishes were to be cremated, their remains would be returned to their family after the cremation was completed. The staff at George Darte Funeral Home Service has observed tha...

The Importance Of A Cemetery To Our Community

Humans have built cemeteries for thousands of years and have always played an essential role in the community. Unfortunately, media portrayals have given cemeteries a creepy reputation when they ar...

Recommended Reading Selections for Funeral Services

For those who have lost a loved one, funeral readings are a means to share your thoughts and feelings. Various readings are utilized during memorials, celebrations of life, or funerals. Forms Of R...

I Have Pre-Planned At One Funeral Home, Can I Switch Funeral Homes?

At George Darte Funeral Chapel, we've seen that pre-planning one's funeral is becoming more frequent, and there are many reasons behind it. Some are adamant about how they want their funeral to be ...

How Can You Help A Friend As They Go Through The Stages Of Grief?

We've all heard of the five stages of grieving, but it's difficult to grasp how each one affects us uniquely after we've lost someone we care about. If a close friend is struggling with a death, yo...