Most people don’t feel at their most comfortable in funeral homes in Middleton, WI and, with any luck, you don’t have to attend final services all that often. When you do want to honor someone by attending such a service, there are certain things you will want to remember. Here are a few things to brush up on when you are about to attend an important end of life service.
Generally, you are going to wear something different for a funeral than you would for a casual cremation service. Funerals are more formal and the attire is usually going to be something dark or neutral in color and conservative in style. If you would feel comfortable wearing it to church or to a business meeting, it is usually a good fit for a funeral as well. Black is always a nice color, but you don’t absolutely have to wear black, a darker blue, a deep purple, or other dark colors can also work. Try not to go overboard with colors and patterns because they can be rather distracting.
Don’t think too hard over what you are going to say to the family who lost their loved one. You just need to be sincere in your words. You don’t have to say something outstanding that they will always remember because really, there isn’t anything you can say that is going to take away their pain. Just be sincere when you tell them you are sorry for their loss and that you have been thinking about them. You can also offer to do something for them, but be sure you follow up on that again later as they may not remember.
Being late for a funeral is never a good idea as you don’t want to come across as disrespectful and you never want to disrupt anyone’s mourning process. If you happen to be late, try to slip into the back. But really, leave early enough that you can be there a bit early. If you feel too early, sit in the parking lot and answer emails until it’s time to go in. At least you are in the right place when the time arrives.
Your phone might be something you never turn off and you don’t even have to turn it off for the funeral—as long as you leave it in the car. Putting a phone on vibrate can help, but those vibrations can still make noise. It’s best to either completely turn your phone or leave it behind in the car. Whatever happens while you are away can be caught up on later without a problem.
If you need more advice about attending final services at funeral homes in Middleton, WI, contact Cress Funeral & Cremation Service at any time. We are here to help you support those who are grieving and we want you to feel as comfortable as possible attending services for someone you cared about.