When a person passes on, funeral services and memorial ceremonies give
the deceased’s surviving friends and loved ones a chance to honor
the individual and show their respect. To do this, understanding how to
behave when attending these gatherings can be beneficial. Read on for tips on
practicing proper funeral service etiquette.
An important decision to make when attending a funeral is what to wear.
Today, it is rarely necessary to appear at a funeral service in all black.
However, selecting clothing that is flashy, has bright colors, or features
gaudy prints can be considered disrespectful to the deceased and his family.
First, check the invitation to see if it includes any specifications regarding
clothing. If none are provided, then choose clothing that is clean, conservative,
and not too conspicuous.
When you attend a funeral, try to arrive early and be sure to pay your
respect and express your condolences to the bereaved family before speaking
with others in attendance. Also, be prepared to sign the guest book, speak
with others afterward, and talk about how you knew the deceased. Finally,
if you are planning to leave early, find a seat towards the back so that
you can depart while creating as little disturbance as possible.
Many people choose to bring flowers to a funeral. The flowers you select
can be those that were preferred by the deceased or in his favorite colors.
However, flowers in white are usually considered appropriate if you’re
uncertain about picking an arrangement. Before purchasing flowers, check
the funeral invitation to be sure that the family did not make a request
for charitable donations in place of gifts or flowers.
If you are planning
funeral services for a deceased loved one, then please contact Valley of the Temples Memorial
Park by calling (808) 239-8811. We offer experienced and compassionate
services as well as valuable resources to help to arrange a memorable
funeral ceremony at our memorial park in Oahu, HI.