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Etiquette for Livestreamed Services

Published: May 9, 2022
by Spear-Mulqueeny Funeral Homes
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Not everyone can attend the service of a loved one in person. If you live too far to travel or if you are ill, livestreaming the service can be the solution. Although it is a more common option these days, people do not always know how to behave in these kinds of services. To help you, there are some tips that providers of cremation services in Perry, OH want you to know.

One of the first things you want to remember is to set up early. If you are not sure how to prepare for this kind of service, you can ask for help from the funeral home hosting the service or from others. If you have to download a platform to view the service, do remember to do this at least a few hours ahead of time so there are no delays. You do not want to miss the service.

Dress correctly. Even though you are not at the service in person, people can still see you and you want to be respectful. You do not want to wear anything too casual or revealing, and you want to opt for darker colors to commemorate the somber occasion. Dress as you would if you were attending the service in person.

Be sure to mute the microphone. Many times, the host of the service will do this, but if they do not, then mute your own. You do not want the microphone to pick up background noises or conversation. Do make sure you know how to unmute it when you need to, and that the volume is at a reasonable level so you can give your condolences to the family.

Another thing to remember is that you want to turn on the camera. The service is not just for you to get closure but it is for everyone who is grieving to feel a sense of community. Let people see that you are there. You also want to ensure that you are present. Do not do other things while you listen to the service. You want to do everything just as you would if you were there in person.

Use the chat feature carefully. When you chat at a service, everyone can read what you write. Many times, services are recorded and stored for later viewing, as well. Avoid having private conversations on the platform. 

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These are some of the things that you want to remember when getting ready to attend a service virtually. It can be a great option for people who cannot be present at the service and it can also mean that your loved ones who are grieving can feel a sense of community. If you want to know more about how to attend a virtual service or if you want to make arrangements to plan one, you can reach out to a Perry, OH cremation services provider like us. Our team is here to answer all of the questions you may have. Call us right now to learn more.

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