When a friend loses a family member, perhaps you hear that they are having cremation services in Mohnton, PA for that person. If you are invited, or the services are open to everyone, you might feel the need to go to support your friend. But have you ever been to a cremation service before? If so, how long has it been? It never hurts to remind yourself some of the etiquette tips when attending services of this nature. Here are a few hints to help you get through the services without causing any disruptions.
It’s a little harder to figure out what to wear to a cremation service than to a funeral because cremation memorials can be many different things. If you know it’s going to be a traditional service, treat it like a funeral and wear something that you would wear to church or a business meeting in a neutral, darker color. If you know that the memorial service is a celebration of life, the family might request bright colors, team shirts, or something specific. Follow their directions in whatever they want so you fit in and respect what they are doing.
You know when you walk into a church or funeral home, that kind of service demands respect. You will most likely remember to turn your phone off, leave it on silent, or even put it in the glove compartment of your car to use when you get back. But with memorial services, sometimes they are held in a park, at a ball field, or in a variety of other more casual locations. You need to treat even a celebration of life with the same respect. You don’t want to interrupt anything with a ring, even something more light-hearted.
Greet The Family
No matter what kind of cremation memorial service the family is having, it’s nice to make sure you greet them at some time or another. You want your friend to know you are there and that you support them through this hard time. Also keep in mind that lots of people are going to want to talk to the family so keep your conversation brief and to the point. Share your condolences, a short story, or a thoughtful “I’m sorry for your loss” and leave other talk for another day.
As you think about the cremation services in Mohnton, PA you are going to attend for a friend’s loved one, keep these tips in mind. Make sure you get there on time and follow along with whatever the family has decided to do. The professionals at Bean Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Inc. are here to answer any further questions you might have about cremation services in general, or even what your friend might be doing specifically. We want you to be able to fit in and show your support with respect and we will help you to do so. We arrange final services, but we also help those supporting the bereaved in any way we can.