Funeral Etiquette


When you are attending a funeral, whether it is for your close loved one or the loved one of a friend, there are certain rules by which you should abide.Funeral etiquette covers the manner in which you should behave while attending a funeral.One of the most basic elements of funeral etiquette is how you should behave. Overall, you must behave, whether an adult or child, in the same reverent manner that you would when in a church or other sacred facility.

The death of a loved one is often a sorrowful event and each individual will handle it and their emotions differently which is why you should take care to be respectful of others in attendance no matter how they behave.Being quiet is not the only element you must observe. It is important that when you walk into the room and leave the room you remain as quiet as possible. If you must carry on a conversation with someone you should do so outside of the funeral room.

Funeral Etiquette

When you are attending a funeral, whether it is for your loved one or a friend, Funeral etiquette is more than what you wear, it’s also how you act. If it is an open casket funeral then you should make sure that you follow the order of the line walking to the front to view the casket, and then return quietly to your seat in the direction of the aisles. You should always dress modestly while attending a funeral with colors appropriate to the particular style of the service. If it is a standard American service then black is the most appropriate color to wear as it is a symbol of your mourning for the loss of a loved one.

As the casket is being brought in and brought out of the funeral room, it is important that you sit or stand respectfully, whichever is appropriate to the particular style of the service for the loss of the loved one.