Etiquette Tips for Virtual Services

Published: May 3, 2022
by Paul R. Young Funeral Home

If you lose a loved one and you are not able to go to the service in person, you may not be sure how you can get the closure you need. The answer is to see if the funeral home will offer a virtual service. Most funeral homes offer this type of service these days, so it is something you want to ask about. If you want to attend the service virtually but have never done so before, there are some etiquette tips directors of funeral homes in Hamilton, OH want you to remember.

It is important to set up for the service early. You do not want to leave things to the last minute, especially if you have to download the platform on which the service will take place. If you do not know how to do this and you need help setting things up, the funeral home will usually have people who can offer that. The important thing is to be able to do this before the service starts.

Another thing that you want to consider is that you want to dress appropriately. Just because you are not physically going to the service does not mean that you can dress however you like. You still want to be respectful and wear something that is somber, that is not casual or revealing or that will upset anyone. If you would feel comfortable wearing the outfit to the service in person, then you can wear it to a virtual one.

You also want to remember that you want to mute the microphone. The microphone can pick up all manner of noises and that is not something you want to have to worry about. Do also check the microphone levels so that if you do want to speak with the family you can do as at a regular volume.

Most platforms have chat features that allow you to comment on the service. Keep in mind that this is something public. Everyone will be able to read what you write and you may not be comfortable with that. Many times, the funeral home even records the service so that you can view it later, so do not write anything that you would not be comfortable with others reading later on.

These are some of the most important things you want to keep in mind when you start thinking about how to attend a virtual service. It is essential that you consider what you wear and that you set up early for the service. If you want to know more about the process of setting up for a virtual service, you can reach out to a Hamilton, OH funeral home like us. Our team is here to answer all of the questions you may have about the different types of services out there. You can give us a call right now or you can visit us today to speak with one of our experts about the services we can offer.

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