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How to Attend a Virtual Service

Published: January 9, 2023
by Spear-Mulqueeny Funeral Homes

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It is not always possible to attend a service in person. Lots of people either live too far from where the service will take place or cannot travel to do so. If that is the case, you may want to consider attending virtually. Most funeral homes offer this option these days, because it can be a great way for people to still get the closure they need even if they cannot be there in person. If that is something you would like to do but you have never attended virtually before, there are some tips that providers of cremation services in Painesville, OH want you to keep in mind.  


One of the things that you want to remember is to choose something appropriate to wear. Even though you will not be there in person, it does not mean that you can wear whatever you please. You still want to choose an option that is respectful. Avoid anything too casual or revealing and be sure that you stick to more somber colors. You do not want to wear anything very bright or with big patterns. If you would feel comfortable wearing the outfit to the service in person, you can definitely wear it during a livestreamed service.  


You want to also mute the microphone. You do not want any noises to bother other guests, especially other people who are also attending virtually. It can be a good idea to test microphone levels, as well, so that if you do want to speak and offer the family your condolences, you can do so without worrying about volume levels.  


It is essential that you set up well before the service. You do not want to leave everything to the last minute, especially if you need to download the platform on which the service will take place. If you do not know how to set up, you can always ask for help. Most funeral homes who provide virtual services have someone who can help if you run into trouble. Be sure you do not ask for this help, however, when the service has already started.  


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You will want to let the person who invited you know that you will attend. This is important but it can be something people forget to do. Planning a virtual service can be logistically difficult and the person in charge will need to know how many people will actually attend so that they can plan for time for eulogies and the like. A simple message telling them whether you will be there or not can help.  


These are some of the things that you want to remember when getting ready to attend a livestreamed service. It is important to prepare ahead of time and check that everything is working as it needs to. You also want to be sure that you dress appropriately for the service, since that can make a difference to the family. If you want to know more about attending a virtual service, you can reach out to a Painesville, OH cremation services provider like us. Our team is here to answer all of the questions you may have so do reach out to us. You can give us a call right now or you can stop by to speak with one of our experts about the many services we can offer.  

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