1. Style
Send to a Friend via Email

Your suggestion is on its way!

An email with a link to:

http://etiquette.about.com/od/Funeral/

was emailed to:

Thanks for sharing About.com with others!

Funeral Etiquette

The Funeral Etiquette category covers questions of etiquette surrounding funerals, wakes and memorials. Articles will include information on matters of protocol,what to wear, who to honor and how to serve. We'll answer questions you may have about what's right and how to relate to the family of the deceased and more.

Most Common Funeral Etiquette Practices
Show your respect for the deceased by following the most common etiquette practices. Learn what to wear, how to express sympathy, and how to act during the visitation, wake, memorial service, and burial.

Sympathy Etiquette for the Loss of a Mother
Proper etiquette for helping after a friend's mother passes away.

How to Write a Sympathy Card
Learn the proper way to write an expression of sympathy for the loss of a loved one.

What to Write in a Sympathy Card
Examples of what to write in a sympathy card or note.

7 Things Not to Write in a Sympathy Message
Don't make these mistakes when writing a sympathy message to someone who is grieving.

Wedding and Funeral Etiquette
Learn the rules of good manners before, during, and after weddings and funerals.

Proper Etiquette for Sending Funeral Flowers
Follow proper etiquette when sending funeral flowers.

Frequently Asked Questions About Funeral Etiquette
Learn the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about funerals, memorial services, visitations, and wakes.

Sympathy Etiquette for the Loss of a Father
Know what to do when a friend's father passes away.

How to dress appropriately for a funeral or memorial service.
How to dress appropriately for a funeral or memorial service.

How to Help a Friend in Mourning
Provide comfort for friends who have recently lost a loved one.

Memorializing with a Donation
Know the proper etiquette of making a donation in the name of the deceased.

Sympathy Etiquette for the Loss of a Pet
Know how to show sympathy when a friend or family member loses a pet.

Know what to do during the visitation or wake before a funeral.
Know what to do during the visitation or wake before a funeral.

Know the proper things to say to express your sympathy at a funeral.
Know the proper things to say to express your sympathy at a funeral.

Should I Send Flowers to the Funeral or Memorial Service?

Is it Appropriate to Bring Food to the Family of the Deceased?
Understand the etiquette of bringing food to those in mourning.

Social and Family Manners
Explanations and tips for good manners and proper etiquette in social and family situations.

Thank You Note Samples After Receiving Funeral Flowers, Donations, or Food
Send a thank you note for flowers, donations, or food after a funeral.

American Flag Etiquette
Know the proper etiquette of respect for the American flag.

Understanding sympathy notes
Understanding sympathy notes

Know what to expect at a visitation before a funeral or memorial service.
Know what to expect at a visitation before a funeral or memorial service.

Understand proper etiquette about a child attending a funeral.
Understand proper etiquette about a child attending a funeral.

Where Do I Go When I Get to the Funeral or Memorial Service?
Know where to go when you get to the funeral or memorial service.

What Should I Write In A Letter To An Acquaintance Who Just Lost Her Husband?

Funeral Attendance Etiquette

Etiquette of Social or Ceremonial Obligations
Know what you are obligated to do for various social events.

Discuss in my forum

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.