Missing a funeral can be a difficult time for both you and the family of the deceased. As much as you would like to attend the service of someone close to you, sometimes there are extenuating circumstances that make it impossible. In most cases it usually comes down to travel costs, employment, illness, or other logistical issues. Whatever the reason is, there are still other ways to offer your condolences and express your sympathy and support to the family over the loss of their loved one.
Casual, formal, business professional? While there is no specific dress code, wearing something that errs on the conservative side is always the safer bet. A funeral is a time to show your respect as you honor the life of the deceased, and your clothing should reflect that.
Do you want to be buried or cremated? It’s a conversation every family should have with their loved ones. One of the funeral profession’s oldest debates is when families at the funeral home have to choose between burial and cremation.