How should I handle seating and lateness?

A funeral acts as the final tribute to the deceased and is something that only occurs once. As such, they are events that deserve to be done correctly. While this can be a strenuous task when on your own, having the best funeral directors Birmingham has beside you can make all the difference. Working with families from across the city and beyond, our team are the ones you can depend on when the planning becomes a bit too much.

While there is no “right” thing to say to someone who has just lost family or friends, there are general behaviours one must practice when the ceremony takes place. To begin with, don’t sit wherever you please, as the initial two rows are reserved for those closest to the deceased. If you fit into neither category, go towards the middle or back of the venue. After you’ve seated yourself, remain there and stay quiet until the funeral concludes. If you need to step outside for any reason, take great care when going back in.

In terms of punctuality, a good recommendation would be to appear 10 minutes early. If you think that the ceremony will end up crowded, come half an hour early in order to secure a seat. For those who do arrive late, be as unobtrusive as possible and enter a row via a side aisle. If a procession is present, remain outside until it has finished.

At Darren W. Faragher, our job as the best funeral directors Birmingham has is taken with the upmost seriousness. We know that the last thing you want is for anything to go wrong, so we’ll do everything we can to ensure that the entire process goes smoothly. If there’s anything you wish to discuss, you can either visit our office or we can have an arranger sent over to your home.