Q: What should I wear to a funeral service?
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Where no specific requests are given, I think just dressing conservatively is safe. If you know the culture and the dressing styles of the people that will be in attendance, then, you know, dress accordingly. There aren’t rules. There aren’t hard and fast rules.
Generally, nowadays, in the Okanagan, I see people come to funerals with everything from a loose casual golf shirt to suit and ties, so I would say, yeah, know your crowd, know your family, come as you are.
For some people that might be, you know, a very formal, formal outfit. And for someone it might be “I’m going to wear my backyard BBQ outfit or my golf shirt cause we went golfing all the time.” We’ve had, we’ve had people show up in football jerseys, because they’ve said, “The only way you are gonna get me into a Ruff Riders jersey is at your funeral”. And this gentleman did come with a football jersey underneath the dress shirt. So it’s personal. What you wear is personal to you. And you can kind of incorporate your personality and your respect for the other person. But formal is, formal is still in.
Feel free to call. If you are at all concerned about what’s most appropriate for the service you are hoping to attend and would like to know, we are just a phone call away and we’d be glad to help.