Hi, my name is Crystal, and I love tradition and ritual, but I also love novel things and creating something special just for one person. When my mum died a few years ago, I decided that I wanted to write her funeral service – not just my eulogy, but the whole service. I wanted to tie in traditional elements as well as Bible verses and poems that she loved, but I also wanted something that was just for her and her alone. I learned a lot through that experience. If you have lost a loved one, I extend you my sympathy. I know how that feels, and I want to help with the funeral service. This blog has ideas and tips for writing your own service as well as a range of other things. I hope it helps.
You may lose a relative, a friend or your friend may lose a person close to them, and you will be required to attend the funeral service. Most people are normally concerned that they may say or do something wrong at the service. This may push them to only visit the relatives of the deceased to show their respects. However, there are times when you will feel that you should attend the service even after visitation.
Funeral services normally have a sad mood, and it is important to observe some etiquette guidelines. It does not matter where the service is held, whether it is at a funeral home or church, you should have proper etiquette. Here are some tips on how you should act at this service.
A funeral service cannot commence with only one or two people present. This is one of the major reasons why services are normally delayed. Therefore, you should ensure that you arrive at the service early. If there is any guestbook, you should ensure that you sign it. This will be important to the family if they want to thank those who were there with them during difficult times. However, if you arrive late due to unavoidable circumstances enter quietly and find a seat at the back. Ensure that you do not disrupt the ongoing service by drawing attention to yourself. When you are finding a seat, ensure that you get the right one for you. The front seats are normally meant for the family of the deceased.
It is important that you show respect to the deceased and their family. If you attended the service with children and they are noisy, take them outside to avoid distraction. If you are given a chance to share your memories of the deceased, you should ensure that you are brief and give respectful remarks. If you cannot control yourself when mourning, you should excuse yourself. There are people that like taking photos. However, the mourners especially the deceased's family will not like it if you start taking photos of the deceased in the casket. Therefore, you should avoid such incidences.
It is important that you dress well, as this will show that you have respect for the deceased. It is advisable that you wear dull colors because of the general mood at the service. If you wear something flashy, you may draw attention to yourself. Conservative dressing which includes simple dresses and suits would be best when attending such services.
For more information, contact your local private funeral chapel today.