How to Behave at a Funeral

Observing proper etiquette while at funeral homes is critical. Remember that the purpose of attending a funeral ceremony is to pay your respects to the deceased and to offer your condolences to the surviving family members. Wear somber, formal clothing to the funeral in Detroit. Always turn off your cellphone before entering funeral homes. When attending a wake, you may stop to reflect for a few moments at the casket or urn. Then, pay your condolences to the surviving family members. You may wish to share your memories of the decedent at this time.

When you watch this video, you'll hear some more helpful tips on behaving properly at a wake or funeral service. This etiquette expert discusses the thoughtfulness of sending a card or bouquet of flowers to the family to express your condolences.

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