Funeral Etiquette

Most people are uncertain and uncomfortable about what to do at a funeral or memorial service. We have shared a few words of advice to prepare you with what you need to know and do before, during, and after the service.

Sign the Register

Upon entering the door of the funeral home and as you wait to see the family, the first thing you will come upon is the register book. Take a moment to sign your name and perhaps your relationship to the deceased or family. The register is something the family will hold-on to after the service and will treasure as a keepsake for years to come.

Offer Words of Condolence

If you're attending the funeral or memorial service or the visiting hours offer your condolences perhaps by simply saying "I'm so sorry for your loss" or sharing a special memory or story. If you can't be there, send a card or share a memory on the obituary guest book. Offering comforting words is something the family will remember and treasure for years to come.

What to Wear

When most people think of attending a funeral or memorial service they dawn black or somber colored clothing. However, today it is acceptable to dress in a wide range of colors and styles. The best advice we can give is to dress in respectful clothing, such as you would wear to attend church or a job interview.

Other Questions?

Do you have other questions about funeral etiquette? Call or email us. We are happy to offer advice and guidance.