If you are used to attending funeral services, it can be a change to get invited to a cremation service in Wernersville, PA. You might want to walk into that service with confidence in knowing that you will fit in and follow the rules that are unspoken in these situations. Here are a few things to think about as you move toward the date of the final service.
Figure Out Style For Your Own Attire Needs
While you know that you will want to wear something dark and conservative to a funeral, what about to a cremation service? Often, cremation services are similar because they are somber affairs that feel like funerals. However, there are different kinds of cremation services that can call for different clothing styles. You might be walking into a celebration of life, for example, which means you can wear something more casual. Or, you might even see that the family has requested a certain color, which you should follow if at all possible.
Get There On Time
No matter what, you are going to have to be at the service on time. Just the same as a funeral, it’s important for you to be on time so you are respectful to the family and the whole process. Unless the cremation service happens to be an open house, there’s a specific time to be there and you need to be there at that time.
Follow Along With Family
Whatever the family is doing as part of the service, you should follow along with them out of respect. If they have a memorial service at a church, for example, even if it isn’t the kind of church you appreciate, stand up when everyone stands up and sit down when they sit down. Follow along out of respect for what they want to do for their loved one, no matter what that might mean.
Silence Your Phone
Once again, it doesn’t matter what kind of service you are attending, even if it’s more casual, you are there to honor a life and that’s important. That means you need to silence your phone, turn it off, or leave it in the car. Nothing is more important than concentrating on the life you are there to honor and supporting the family.
Talk To The Family
It is nice if you are able to speak to the family around the services as well, perhaps after as people are filing out. You can share your condolences and perhaps say a quick word about the person who died and why they were special to you. That can mean a lot to them when you show your support in that way.
If you have to attend cremation services in Wernersville, PA, but you have never been to such a service before, contact the professionals at Bean Funeral Homes & Cremation Services Inc. for advice on what to wear, what to bring, how to act, and what to say. We’re here to help you with compassion and support.