• Answering Common Questions About Funeral Etiquette

    Cemetery Inglewood

    Because of their delicate and personal nature, individuals often have questions about what they can do to show respect when visiting a cemetery for a funeral. Here, you’ll find the answers to common questions regarding funeral etiquette.

    What is proper funeral attire?
    While all black is the traditional clothing choice for many types of funerals, it’s no longer considered a requirement by most people. First, check your funeral invitation to see if there are any comments regarding preferred attire. If nothing is indicated, any respectful clothing in dark or muted colors should be considered acceptable. When visiting a cemetery, keep in mind that high heels are not a practical choice, as these may sink into the ground as you walk.

    Should I stand or sit at a cemetery service?
    While there may be chairs set up at the site, these are typically reserved for the immediate family. If you are not a close family member to the deceased, you should plan to stand during the service.

    What time should I arrive?
    As a display of respect to the deceased and his or her surviving family, plan to arrive at the location early. This will help ensure that you do not show up late and interrupt the service in any way.

    Should I bring my child to the burial?
    The answer to this relies heavily on the age, maturity level, and temperament of your child. First, consider whether he is old enough to attend this type of event and not be surprised or scared. Also, consider whether or not you can expect him to remain quiet and content throughout the burial at the cemetery. If it’s likely that your child will become fussy, then it might be best to leave him at home with a family member or babysitter.

    At Inglewood Park Cemetery, we have served Southern California for over 100 years with dignified and respectful interment spaces, cremation services, and cemetery memorials in the Los Angeles area. To learn more about our services, please contact us today by calling (310) 412-6500.

  • Expressing Your Sympathy to a Grieving Friend or Family Member

    When a person close to you suffers a loss, it can be difficult to know what you can do to help them through this difficult period. If you’ve been invited to attend a funeral or cemetery memorial, then you may be wondering what you can do to show your compassion to a bereaved friend or family member.

    Watch this video to learn about ways you can express your sympathy. It can be invaluable to the individual if you offer your personal time to help with cooking, cleaning, and other chores around the home. Also, be there to listen if they want to express their feelings, and always be ready with supportive words or a hug.

    Inglewood Park Cemetery offers dignified and caring cemetery memorials and cremation services near the Los Angeles area. For more information about cemetery memorials, please give us a call at (310) 412-6500.

  • FAQ’s About Funeral Etiquette

    Cemetery Los Angeles

    Individuals often have questions about what they can do to show respect when attending a funeral at the cemetery. Here, you’ll find the answers to common questions regarding funeral etiquette.

    What is proper funeral attire?
    While all black is the traditional clothing choice for many types of funerals, it’s no longer considered a requirement by most people. First, check your funeral invitation to see if there are any comments regarding preferred attire. If nothing is indicated, any respectful clothing in dark or muted colors should be considered acceptable. When visiting a cemetery, keep in mind that high heels are not a practical choice, as these may sink into the ground as you walk.

    Should I stand or sit at a cemetery service?
    While there may be chairs set up at the site, these are typically reserved for the immediate family. If you are not a close family member to the deceased, you should plan to stand during the service.

    What time should I arrive?
    As a display of respect to the deceased and his or her surviving family, plan to arrive at the location early. This will help ensure that you do not show up late and interrupt the service in any way.

    Should I bring my child to the burial?
    The answer to this relies heavily on the age, maturity level, and temperament of your child. First, consider whether he is old enough to attend this type of event and not be surprised or scared. Also, consider whether or not you can expect him to remain quiet and content throughout the burial at the cemetery. If it’s likely that your child will become fussy, then it might be best to leave him at home with a family member or babysitter.

    At Inglewood Park Cemetery, we have served Southern California for over 100 years with dignified and respectful interment spaces, cremation services, and cemetery memorials in the Los Angeles area. To learn more about our services, please contact us today by calling (310) 412-6500.