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Dress Code Advice From Funeral Homes

Published: October 18, 2021
by Edline-Yahn & Covington Funeral Chapel

When you are going to have a final service for a loved one with funeral homes in Tacoma, WA, there are a lot of details you will want to think through and plan out. You want to honor their memory in a nice way and that will partly be dependent upon what people wear. Here are a few pieces of advice to help you with the dress code for the service you want to have. 

Think About Service Purposes 

Before you decide what everyone should wear, you will want to think about the type of service you are having. Having a formal service in the funeral home or your family church is different than having a casual direct burial service. You can also have different tones even within traditional services. You can go formal or casual or somewhere in between. Think about what you want from the services and what your loved one would appreciate before you move in any direction. 

Offer Ideas To Family 

When you are planning the services out and have ideas on what you want people to wear, you can offer ideas and options to your family. Tell them what you are going to wear and try to figure out what would be good for others to wear to get the tone you want. You might wear a dress or suit, for example, or you might wear nice pants and a decent shirt to keep things a bit more casual. Giving your family ideas will help to set the tone for the process. 

Don’t Require Anything 

While you can offer ideas and suggestions on the dress code, don’t feel like anything you put out there is required. You don’t want anyone to feel bad about what they are wearing because their presence at the service is the most important. Accept everyone who attends no matter what they are wearing. They want to fit in and won’t try to wear things that aren’t lined up with what you suggested. Not everyone may know what the service is going to be like and not everyone may have heard your ideas—that’s okay.

Be An Example 

Even if you have a certain style in mind for the service, you are only responsible for what you wear. Be an example for your family in wearing the things you feel comfortable wearing yourself during the type of service you have set up. In the end, that’s all you can do. 

If you are working on services for a loved one with funeral homes in Tacoma, WA, it’s wise to think about the types of clothing you want family and friends to wear. The professionals at Edline-Yahn & Covington Funeral Chapel can help you figure out how to get the word out about what kind of attire you prefer and people who attend will likely want to follow your wishes. We are here to help you with all of the details, including the clothing you wish for people to wear to the service. 

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