How to Dress for a Funeral

What to Wear to a Funeral

When deciding what to wear to a funeral it is always best to go conservative. While it’s true that you don’t have to wear black, you should dress in a way that shows respect. That means avoiding bright colors, flashy prints, and glittery fabrics. A good rule of thumb is to dress as if you […]


Who are the Funeralwise Wise Guys?

Funeralwise is led by a team of seasoned business pros who have many years of combined experience with funeral home and cemetery operations, as well as in-depth experience in other service industries. Richard Paskin, Co-Founder and Managing Partner “The Accidental Funeralwise Guy” I’m the co-founder and Managing Partner of Funeralwise. That did not come about […]


Classical Songs for a Funeral Service

Classical songs for funerals are characterized by emotion, passion, and timelessness. Regardless of the mood you would like to set, there are appropriate classical pieces. That’s why the genre has been an important part of marking many life milestones. Weddings, anniversaries, and funerals are all events where classical music, with its diversity and range, can […]


I wish my mom had planned

When my mom passed recently she left behind no instructions on how she wanted to be buried, what she wanted the memorial to be like, or how she wanted to be remembered. That left it to us, the siblings to decide. That would have been fine if we had agreed on everything. We didn’t. We […]


What should I Know about Funeral Providers?

Funeral Directors Do I need to hire a Funeral Director? In the simpler times of early America, families were accustomed to handling funeral arrangements themselves or with the help of friends. It was a rural society and a "do-it-yourself" approach was a necessity. Even then, it was a difficult undertaking resulting in the emergence of […]



Using Crowdfunding for Funerals and Memorials

Until you experience the death of someone close to you, it’s hard to understand just how expensive dying can be. According to most estimates, the average cost of a funeral today is somewhere between $7,000 and $10,000. That’s average cost. Depending on the burial options you choose, you may end up spending less, or much […]


What Things Must I Do After the Funeral?

Sending Death Notices What organizations need to be notified when a loved one dies? Depending upon your particular circumstances, the following notifications should be made when someone dies. Copies of the Death Certificate may be needed for some of these. Employers — to make them aware of the death and determine if any death benefits […]


Popular Pages — Funeral Quizzes and More

It’s no wonder that Funeralwise is known as the best resource on the web for funeral-related information. We’ve got everything you need to know about how to plan a funeral, funeral etiquette, funeral customs, and much more. Sometimes, however, it’s nice to take a break and have a little fun. With that in mind, we […]



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