Etiquette

Today, funerals range from traditional to informal but a few thoughts around etiquette have remained the same. For example, unless the obituary states that a funeral is a private service you should feel welcome to go. Arrive early to avoid delaying the service or trying to find a seat after the ceremony has begun. Turn mobile phones off and resist chatting to those beside you at inappropriate times. Don’t feel guilty if you are crying at a funeral, crying is healthy and those around you will be supportive. For more information explore our resources below.

Read Our Article About Funeral Customs For Different Cultures

Funeral Customs: What to expect when attending culturally different funerals

It is important to approach all funeral services with respect, but that doesn’t mean we should feel afraid of doing the wrong thing at a funeral that features customs different to our own.

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