What To Expect During Your First Visit To The Cemetery

By: Danny Amoruccio
Thursday, October 15, 2020

A funeral is a place where maintaining decorum and paying respect to the dead is very important. Attending a funeral should be treated as a formal event and thus following certain etiquettes is necessary. These sets of protocols usually aren’t common knowledge to everyone. The experts at Willowbrook Cemetery, have put together this information to help you understand some basic dos and don’ts when you visit a cemetery.

Look Up The Location

It is always better to have proper information about the location of the cemetery. This helps in preventing an unnecessary delay. The address can be found by checking it on their website or contacting them for proper directions.

Don’t Show Disrespect

At a cemetery, it is always advised to be respectful of the dead and other mourners as well. Touching other tombstones, invading personal space, getting in the way of other funeral processions, and making foolish gestures should not be done.

Express Your Sympathy

It is often difficult for people to come up with the right words to say to the family of the deceased. It is recommended to offer your condolences to the near and dear ones in person and not be uncomfortable about it.

Don’t Litter

A cemetery is a shared space so it is important to keep in mind that you don’t disgrace its sanctity by littering. It is always better to clean up the area of burial, after the ceremony. The trash cans in the cemetery should be used to help maintain the cleanliness of the place.

Dress Right

It is always important to dress for the occasion. While people usually dress in black for a funeral it isn’t compulsory. But it is essential is to wear sober clothing, appropriate for the event.

We, at Willowbrook Cemetery, organize funerals and offer all the other services related to it. For more information regarding funerals and our services contact us with your queries and requirements.

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