What Can You Do If You’re Not Invited to a Funeral? – Titan Casket

What Can You Do If You’re Not Invited to a Funeral?

What Can You Do If You’re Not Invited to a Funeral?

Key Insights

  • Funerals are intimate affairs for friends and family, and not everyone may be welcome.
  • If you're not invited to a funeral, respect the family's decision and their need for privacy.
  • Consider mending fences with the family if there have been past misunderstandings.
  • Express condolences in other ways, attend memorial events if possible, pay respects privately, and offer support after the funeral. Additionally, find alternative ways to honor the departed if you're unable to attend the funeral.

Not everyone may be welcome at a funeral

A funeral is an intimate affair for friends and family. Often, when a person passes away, their loved ones gather together to pay their respects and honor the memory of the deceased person. However, not everyone may be welcome at a funeral. Estranged relatives, friends who have had a falling out with the deceased person or their family, and even other acquaintances with whom there may be bad blood may not be invited to the ceremony. 

What to do if you are not invited to a funeral? 

If you hear of the news that someone in your family or circle of friends has passed away, but have not received an invite for the funeral, you may find yourself in an awkward position. This may be particularly true if you have not been on the best of terms with the deceased person and/or their family. If you are not sure what to do in such circumstances, here are some ideas that can help. 

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Beyond funerals: There are many ways to honor the departed

You may not have been invited for a funeral for different reasons. It could be because you live in a different city or country, because the funeral is a private affair, or because you may be estranged. Whatever the reason, you can find other ways to pay your respects and honor the departed person, like creating your own ceremony, remembering them, or visiting their final resting place at a later point in time. 

You can begin funeral planning years in advance. Titan Casket brings you the opportunity to pre-order a casket of your choice and add personalized touches to it. You can pay for the casket upfront or in easy installments. Once you make the payment, we will send you a pre-need agreement that you need to e-sign in order to finalize your order.


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