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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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Can I Have a Funeral Without the Body? Some Practical Ideas

A funeral without the body present happens more often than you might think. It seems that many families, friends, and loved-ones holding funerals today don’t involve an actual physical burial. If there is a burial, it tends to be held privately at another time and place with just family present. Continue reading Can I Have a Funeral Without the Body? Some Practical Ideas

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34 Creative Memorial Service Ideas

Ideas for the Memorial Service, Funeral, or Reception

Memorial services can vary in style, tone, and content just as widely as the unique personalities of the individuals being memorialized. As more and more families choose to modify or entirely steer clear of “traditional” services, the options for celebrating the life of a loved one multiply to accommodate the preferences of the family or the decedent.

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