Funeral Etiquette 101

Funerals are a time to mourn and remember those that have passed away. They are also important for friends and family members to pay their respects, say goodbye, give thanks, or offer condolences. Paying your respects at the funeral home is not just about showing up on time; it’s about being prepared with the right etiquette.


For Funeral Attendance

First of all, make sure you know the day and time of the funeral before you commit to attending. Something you want to avoid is showing up late to the cemetery or missing the funeral altogether. Once you have the day and time, put it in your calendar or set a reminder to not forget.


You may also evaluate if you want to attend the funeral in person or if you would rather send a card or flowers. If you are unsure, it is always better to attend the funeral in person and offer your condolences to the family. However, if you live too far away or cannot travel for some other reason, sending a card or flowers is a thoughtful gesture.

Dress Code

When you go to a funeral, you should wear something nice. That means no jeans or sneakers. You might want to wear a dress or a suit, or something that is conservative and respectful. Another thing to keep in mind is the weather. If it’s hot out in the cemetery, you might want to dress lightly but still be respectful.

Funeral Services in the Boca Raton Area

Fairway Memorial Gardens provides funeral and cremation services to the families of the Boca Ratón Area. They offer a variety of packages that we can tailor to meet your unique needs. If you need funeral services in the Boca Raton area, call us today to set up a consultation.


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