When someone passes away, the immediate concern is which one of the funeral homes in Newberry, FL will care for their needs. Once the family chooses a funeral home, the person is in good hands and the family can then think about what they might want to do for that loved one from there. The choices are a traditional funeral or a cremation service. If they are going traditional, going fully traditional means a visitation before the funeral home service. Then, there’s a burial service after that. The funeral might be something you are familiar with and you know how to dress and act for that kind of service. But you might not always attend the visitation. In this case, you might want some details on visitation services so you are comfortable going into things. Here are some details to consider.
Funeral services are generally formal, ceremonial, and have a lot of rituals to them. People dress in darker colors and they want to wear their Sunday best. But visitations are different. They are more casual and not as formal. You don’t have to wear dark colors and you don’t have to dress up highly. Instead, you can stop in between your work hours or pop in after work. As long as you are dressed in a respectful manner, you should be good to go.
Open House Vibe
When you go to a church service, a movie, or a theater show, there’s a hard start time. The event is starting at a certain time and if you aren’t there at that time, it will go on without you and you will have to try and sneak in late. The same is true about a funeral, only it can be disruptive and disrespectful to come in late. However, the visitation service has more of an open house feel to is. The family will set a range of hours and you can come any time between those set hours. You can get there right at the start, but you don’t have to. You can come in the middle or even towards the end and stay until it’s over. You get to come and go whenever works for you. Staying around 20-30 minutes is plenty.
No Required Casket Viewing
You might want to go to the visitation so you can see the person who died, say goodbye, and get closure. Or, you might want to go to the service because you want to talk to the family and support them through this hard time. In that case, if you didn’t even know the person who died, you might not want to approach the casket. It’s not at all required and it’s more important to support the family with your presence.
The professionals at funeral homes in Newberry, FL can give you more details on visitations if you have questions. You can contact Milam Funeral and Cremation Services to get advice on what to wear, what to say, and so on at any time.