Attending a funeral

Attending a funeral can be an intimidating occasion, especially if you’ve never been to one before. Knowing what to expect from the proceedings in advance is a great way to prepare yourself for the event, especially if you’re attending alone. To help you find your way, we’ve created a step-by-step guide to attending a funeral.

Funerals are often steeped in tradition and come with a myriad of unwritten social rules you’re expected to follow when in attendance. If you’re not used to attending funerals it’s understandable to feel a bit lost.

The best thing you can do to help yourself in preparation for attending a funeral is to familiarise yourself with the typical order of events that happen at a funeral and what will be expected from you as a guest at each stage.

Our simple-to-follow guide will help you find your way. For further information read also our simple guide to attending a funeral.

Step-by-step guide to attending a funeral