Attending Final Services: Tips From Funeral Homes

Posted on May 6, 2019 by Teri Vila-Caballero under Funeral Home
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Even if you have been to a funeral or cremation service in the past, it’s not something most people are all that comfortable with. When the time comes around for you to attend another service in honor of someone you know, or to support a friend who has lost a loved one, it’s nice to have reminders from South Miami, FL funeral homes as to how you should act and what you should wear. Here are some tips to help you get through the process:

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What To Wear

Before you arrive at the funeral home, you will have to think about what you are going to wear for the service. It’s traditional to be a little more formal for a funeral, but celebrations of life are more relaxed. If the family hosting the event hasn’t specified, dress in a classy, conservative manner so you don’t feel underdressed. Black is a traditional color to wear, but it’s not a requirement. Wear a muted color of some kind and nothing bright or too flashy unless the family has requested loud colors.

What To Say

No o0ne expects you to have anything huge to say and you probably won’t have more than a few moments with the family members in mourning. You might give them a tight hug and say a few sincere words. Simply telling them that you are sorry for their loss is plenty. Nothing you say can make their situation better. If you have more time, you could share a heartfelt memory of their loved one if you have one. Otherwise, leave further encouragement and supportive words for another time.

What To Do

Once you’re at the funeral or memorial service, you will simply find your seat and follow the lead of the pastor or celebrant. There will be someone in charge of the service and there may even be a program to follow the order of events. If you are a bit early, read through the program, which might include interesting details about the deceased. When things start up, just try to blend in and follow along accordingly. Don’t let anything distract your attention (like a cell phone) and respect the family’s wishes at all times.

If you have to attend final services at a funeral home in South Miami, FL, knowing what to expect can help ease your tension over the situation. You’re welcome to talk to the staff at

Ferdinand Funeral Homes & Crematory if you have any questions about funeral or cremation services. Not every service is going to be identical, in fact, most are unique. However, we can give you a general idea of what happens so you know what to expect. Give us a call at (305) 631-0001 to set up an appointment with our funeral director. You can also stop by 2546 SW 8th St Miami, FL 33135 to speak with us in person and ask questions. We’re here to help the grieving and those who are supporting the bereaved.

Teri Vila-Caballero is the Pre Need Director at Ferdinand Funeral Homes & Crematory. She joined the team in 2012 to fulfill her calling to serve our community.