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What to Know about Attending Virtual Services  

Published: May 3, 2021

Having a service during a pandemic is something that can be stressful and that can worry people. One of the options that more people are turning to lately is to have a virtual service. A virtual service can give you the chance to say goodbye to the person you lost while also ensuring that you stay safe. If you have been invited to one of these kinds of services, you may have etiquette questions. Here are the things that directors of funeral homes in Bowling Green, KY want you to know.  


It is important to dress correctly for a virtual service. Lots of times, people think that because they are at home, they can wear whatever they please but that is not the case. You do not want to offend anyone and that can happen if you wear something that is too casual or too revealing. You can choose to wear black or other somber colors, but stay away from bright ones.  


It is important to take a look at the program that you will be using for the service. If you do not have it, install it and see if you can figure out how to use it. It is important to do this before the day of the service so that there are no questions or concerns. If you have trouble with the platform, take the time to speak with someone who can help you.  


Do not be late. Even though the service is virtual, you do not want to bother anyone and that can still happen if you sign in to the service late. If you are worried about not remembering when the service starts, you can set up an alert to remind you. This can save you a lot of stress and worry.  


Another thing that you want to remember is to mute your microphone. This is something that is crucial if you will not be giving a eulogy or speaking. You do not want to bother anyone with random noises and that can happen with a computer’s mike. When you are ready to speak with the family of the deceased, you can unmute the mike and give them your sympathies.  


When getting ready to attend a virtual service, you want to be sure to know exactly what will be expected of you so that you do not end up offending the family of the deceased. Be sure to get there on time and to wear appropriate clothes. All of this can be important to keep in mind so that you can focus on the day of the actual service on getting closure and saying goodbye. If you want to know more about virtual services, you can reach out to a Bowling Green, KY funeral home like us at Cone Funeral Home. We have years of experience and we can help you make the right arrangements. Give us a call right now or stop by our location today to speak with one of our experts.  

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