Going to a funeral or memorial service can be stressful for many reasons, and one of these reasons can be about not knowing what to wear. If you have been invited to a service and you are not at all certain about the attire etiquette because you have never been to a service before, there are some quick tips that can help. Funeral homes and providers of cremations services in Poinciana, FL have some of the dos and do nots of funeral attire below.
Do wear somber colors. Although black is no longer the required color, you do want to stick to darker hues of any color you prefer. Many people choose dark greens and blues, and even burgundy. These are all perfectly appropriate and can feel more comfortable for you to wear if you do not want to wear black.
Do not wear anything with lots of patterns. You do not want to distract the people at the service or take any attention away from the purpose of the service. If you wear something with lots of bright or large patterns, you can call attention to yourself and that is not what you want to do.
Do wear clothes that are on the conservative side. You do not want to wear anything that is too casual or too revealing. A good rule to keep in mind is that you want to wear something that would fit right in a religious service. That usually means clothing that is more conservative.
Do not forget to ask the family about the religious observances that the person might have had. This can have an impact on what you should wear to the service. For a Quaker service, for example, it is customary to wear white instead of black, so knowing this would be of great help as you plan what to wear. If you are not sure or if you do not want to bother the family by asking choose a neutral color, like gray or a dark blue.
Do consider a head covering, especially if the service will take place in a religious location. It can be a sign of respect for women to wear hats or other head coverings, so do keep that in mind. You can ask the family about this, too, if you are not sure.
All of these guidelines can help you find the perfect attire for the service. You want to remember that this is a respectful event that tends to be on the more conservative side, so do keep that in mind. Wear things that are not too revealing and that are not too attention grabbing. If you are not sure or would like to learn more about the options, reach out to a Poinciana, FL cremation service provider and funeral home like us at Osceola Memory Gardens Cemetery, Funeral Homes & Crematory. We are ready to answer any questions you may have about attending a memorial or funeral service. Stop by our location today.