I am going to a funeral tomorrow. How does one act at a funeral?
My cousin killed himself. I have never been to a funeral before. I am 14.
Like do I smile and talk with my cousins or is that rude since a 20 year old died?
- Anonymous4 weeks agoFavorite Answer
You could consider watching and learning from other people. If your older relatives smile and joke around, you should do the same.
- PAMELALv 73 weeks ago
You act with respect, be quiet and follow what other people do.
- bluebellbkkLv 74 weeks ago
You should look sombre and sad on first greeting people, but then people often relax a bit and chat, even laugh a little.
At the reception afterwards people can often get kind of hilarious, because the strain of the formal part of the day is over. Just be pleasant and take your cue from other people.
- PearlLv 74 weeks ago
i would just not say anything during the funeral
- What do you think of the answers? You can sign in to give your opinion on the answer.
- dripLv 74 weeks ago
Well smiling is not the best idea, you don’t want to be joking around with cousins. Talk to them, but keep things under control. Most people there will be devastated. Keep quiet. Talk in hush tones. Make sure to tell the parents and siblings I am sorry for your loss. It may feel awkward to do, but it is the right thing to do
- LynnmarieLv 74 weeks ago
I don't recommend smiling. Maybe take their hand or give a little hug and say "I'm so sorry."
- CharlesLv 54 weeks ago
I usually just sit quietly and go out when an usher motions for me to go. People usually walk by the casket at the end of the funeral but sometimes that is not done.
- mokrieLv 74 weeks ago
Calm, quiet and say "I'm sorry for your loss" to relatives of the deceased.
- MolochLv 54 weeks ago
quiet and respectful
It's fine to talk with others.
Often people bring up good memories
- 4 weeks ago
- Ding DongLv 64 weeks ago
Treat it like an ordinary church service, it basically is.