Emily Post’s funeral etiquette

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The Good Funeral Guide
Tuesday, 13 March 2012

How to feel at home

Delving again into Emily Post’s funeral etiquette produces another fascinating blast from the past: the bereaved need to decide whether to hold the funeral in church or at the house.

Emily suggests that a church funeral can be more trying, in that the family have to leave the seclusion of home and face a congregation.  'Many people prefer a house funeral - it is simpler, more private, and obviates the necessity for those in sorrow to face people...'

Read the full article in The Good Funeral Guide

Comments (1)
1 Monday, 01 April 2013 12:07
We attended the viewing and funeral services for a friends parent but not the interment. We were informed of a luncheon after the interment but if we do not attend the interment would it be inappropriate to attend the luncheon?

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