Many of us are confused and lost when it comes to behaviour at a funeral house. This leads to many of us acting in a very humiliating manner in at a funeral. Therefore, below are a list of etiquettes that one should follow as well as refrain from doing at a funeral.
Gossiping, chatting or talking at a funeral.
You are supposed to limit your talking at a funeral house. You are asked to remain silent at a funeral to respect the person departed. Therefore, talking to someone you know continuously or talking to someone you met after ages at the funeral is something that you should avoid doing. This is not the place for you to gossip about the cause of the death or the behaviours or the dresses of the people at the funeral. therefore, when you go for a funeral, limit or avoid chatting for a long time. These chit chatting can be done on a later day.
Having your phone in a general mode.
You must silence your phone before attending a funeral or a funeral prayer. You never know when your phone might ring. It could ring at a time where a family member is giving an emotional speech or when the preach is making his speech. therefore, it is always advisable to put your phone on silent. you can put your phone back to active mode once the funeral memorial ceremony is over and you return home.
This is a time to moan not to feast.
Though many of us do realise that a death has taken place, at times, we get distracted by the amazing funeral catering services arrival. The family of the deceased person might have arranged lunch or dinner or other food supplies for the visitors who have arrived for the funeral. Therefore, do not be the first in line to serve the food and gobble it up.
Have patience and wait until the family of the dead person invites you to enjoy the food. What would be a much pleasant and acceptable behaviour is to contact a reliable catering company which would provide food for a reasonable price and for you to accept the supply of food.
You need to dress appropriately.
Never wish to look ‘hot’ at a funeral service. Try to be more decent and keep in mind that this is not a fashion show where you must overdo by dressing to beat others. When you select your attire, go for a dull colour and avoid wearing any bright colours. Ideal dress code would be something in black.