Whether you are planning a service for a loved one or paying respects to a friend or co-worker, funerals can be socially and emotionally challenging. Especially during a sensitive time, funeral etiquette can feel like an insurmountable set of unspoken rules. Our funeral etiquette pages can help.

We cover everything from appropriate attire to what to say when offering condolences to navigating different service formats. We’ll offer insight into how you can be respectful and supportive of the grieving family while honoring the memory of the deceased.

The information in our guide will help you navigate difficult situations with confidence and compassion.

Our tips and advice will help you navigate difficult days if you are mourning and introduce you to the customs and courtesies associated with attending funerals, visitations, and memorials.

Proper Funeral Etiquette: What to Say and Do

What to Say & Do When Someone Dies

How can you best support family or friends who have just lost a loved one?

Find Out

Attending a Funeral?

Get tips, do's and don'ts to avoid embarrassing situations.

Learn More

What to Know about Making Sympathy Meals

There is a list of questions you should know the answer to before you start cooking.

Show More

Sending Thank You Notes

Proper Way to Thank People Who Help

Find Out

Writing Thank You Notes

Help for how to express your gratitude

Read More

Top 7 Tips

Advice for handling Thank You Notes

Learn More

What to Wear to a Funeral

Think you know? Better be sure...

Learn More

Attending a Virtual Funeral Service?

Learn How

Offering Condolences

We Can Help

How Much Will Your Funeral Cost? Try Our QuickPlan to Find Out.