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What Is a Visitation? Etiquette, Expectations, & More

What is a Visitation?

In this article we are going to talk about visitations.

You have recently suffered the loss of a friend, acquaintance or co-worker. You are planning to attend the funeral, but are also thinking about going to the visitation. But should you? And exactly what is a visitation? Is a visitation the same thing as a wake or viewing?

Let’s answer these questions and more.

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What Is a Wake? Etiquette, Expectations, & More

What is a wake? Etiquette, FAQs, and More

In this article we are going to talk about wakes. What is a wake? How are you expected to act, and what should you expect? What is the proper etiquette for attending a wake?

And the question most of you are probably wondering but are afraid to ask…

Will you need to view the body in an open casket?

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Should I Attend Both the Wake and the Funeral?

Wake vs Funeral

In this article, we’re going to answer the question, “Should I attend both the wake and the funeral?” In doing so, we’ll tell you what these two memorial events are and talk about the difference between a wake and a funeral.

Let’s say that someone you know has just passed away. You are planning on going to the funeral, and perhaps attending the viewing the night before. Then you receive a call or email from the family of the deceased. They provide you additional details for the wake.

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Funeral Etiquette: A Brief Guide for What to Say & Do

Funeral Etiquette: What to Do and Say

Attending a funeral isn’t something you do every day. What is the proper funeral etiquette? What are you supposed to say and do? And perhaps more importantly, what are you not supposed to say and do?

Here is our brief guide on funeral etiquette, including what to say and do (or not) for when you attend a funeral. First, we address how guests should act, followed by ideas of what to say to the bereaved family. And finally we have a section on funeral etiquette for the immediate family.

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