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Funeral Etiquette

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Attending a funeral comes with its own set of rules and expectations. Learn how to pay your respects in a courteous manner.

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Funeral Etiquette

What are you supposed to do at a funeral?

Do you send flowers?

Yes, unless the family has specified otherwise, it is a lovely tradition.

Are you obligated to attend both the visitation and the funeral?

This is really your choice. Of the two, the funeral is more important.

How long do you stay at the visitation?

At least long enough to pay your respects. And to be present for any special cultural practices.

Children are welcome-provided they are well behaved and will not cause a disturbance.

Bring your phone if you must, but turn it off, don't sit there texting, and seriously-no selfies.

In fact, don't make this about yourself at all. You are there to lend support and to celebrate a life.

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