5 Funeral Etiquette Tips You Need to Know

By: Brian K. Daly
Friday, August 31, 2018

Attending the funeral is never easy. The family and close friends of the person who has passed away would be in mourning, and it becomes important to ensure that their feelings aren’t hurt in any way while they’re grieving. We at Ocean County Cremation Service, recommend that if you are planning to attend a funeral service, there are certain etiquette tips you can follow:

  • Be punctual- Make it a point to be at the venue at least 15 to 20 minutes prior to the starting time. It isn’t polite to disrupt the ceremony. When you arrive early, it also allows you some time to settle in and interact with the grieving relatives. In spite of trying your level best, if you are delayed, simply walk quietly into the venue and look for a seat in the back rows.
  • Make sure your switch off your phone- Ensure that your mobile phone is either on silent mode or is switched off entirely, well before you enter the funeral venue. Do not attend to calls or even check your phone for messages, unless it’s something urgent.
  • Choose the right attire- It’s important that you follow the dress etiquette when you are attending a funeral. Steer clear of casual clothing or anything that is bright. Try to wear formal or semi-formal clothes that are of subtle shades.
  • Choose your words carefully- Many people aren’t too sure about how they should express their condolences. Sometimes they say things that are hurtful to the grieving family, quite unintentionally. One of the best ways to avoid any faux pas is to keep your condolences simple.

If you want to know more about funeral etiquette, or about our services, contact us at Ocean County Cremation Service today. We’ll be happy to help.

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

What is Direct Cremation Disposition?

In the direct cremation disposition option, the cremation occurs soon after the death of the person. There would be no funeral service conducted before it, making it an affordable option for many. ...

The Advantages of Working with a Family Owned Funeral Home

Funerals are an important part of the grieving process. Most family members are in a difficult emotional state, which means you need to make sure all aspects of the event goes smoothly. You need a ...

How to Personalize an Obituary Notice

An obituary is an announcement of death. It lets people in the community know about the deceased and their passing. Most families want to make sure the obituary is compassionate, heartfelt, and per...

How to Help a Friend Through the Grieving Process

When a friend loses a loved one, it can be difficult to find ways to help them through the grief. Many friends feel like they don’t do enough and are left floundering or uncertain. At Ocean County ...

A Guide to the Benefits Available to Veterans in New Jersey

Military veterans get several benefits from the Department of Veteran Affairs. The department has a dedicated program to handle death benefits like a funeral, burial, and memorial expenses. At Ocea...

4 Advantages of an Urn Vault

The cremation process produces ashes and these ashes are placed in an urn, which is then handed over to the family. Some families choose to scatter or bury the ashes, but some prefer to keep the ur...

Cremation vs. Burial Costs

Choosing between cremation or burial is a personal decision and people often consider all factors involved carefully. Things like religious tradition, family opinions, the deceased wishes, etc, pla...

What Can A Funeral Director Assist Me With?

Funeral directors are trained and experienced professionals who handle all aspects of funeral arrangements. They provide support, advice, and will answer any question you may have about the process...

Financial Benefits of Preplanning a Funeral

Pre-planning a funeral is an easy and convenient process. It gives people complete control over their last rites and ensures their wishes are carried out without fail. Pre-planning also reduces the...

Top Tips On Staying Safe In Public During The Pandemic

The COVID-19 virus is exceptionally contagious. Not only can it spread via touch but also through the air, making it extremely dangerous for people to step out into public spaces. Today i...