3 Funeral Etiquette Tips You Need to Know

By: David Tindall
Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Funerals are a very difficult time for friends and family so you have to be aware that people can be a little more sensitive and maybe get easily offended. It’s important to tread carefully and make sure there’s no reason for the latter to happen. Here are some funeral etiquette tips that can help you attend a funeral service without causing any offense:

1. Wear appropriate clothing 

Funerals are formal occasions so it’s vital to wear the right kind of clothes. Casual clothes like jeans, colorful t-shirts, bright prints, and anything along those lines aren’t suitable for funerals. It’s a good idea to wear black or monochromatic clothes without many embellishments. Men should wear formal suits while women should wear conservative attire.

2. Keep the phone switched off

The last thing you want is for your phone to ring or buzz in the middle of the funeral service. That’s disruptive, disrespectful, and will offend people present at the funeral. Place the phone on silent and focus on the service. If someone does call, speak with them after the funeral service is complete because leaving the venue to talk on the phone is considered rude as well.

3. Reach the funeral home on time

Attendees should reach the funeral venue at least 20 minutes before the funeral is set to start. Arriving late at a funeral is considered rude and disruptive. Plan for traffic and unexpected hurdles before leaving your home to ensure you reach on time. Sometimes this is unavoidable so if you’re late, make sure you enter the funeral venue quietly and don’t cause any disruptions. It’s also a good idea to apologize to the host after the service is complete.

Contact us at Tindall Funeral Home through our online form or call (315) 468-5521 if you want to know about our funeral services and need advice on different services. 

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