Baltimore, MD funeral services come in all shapes and sizes today. You might think you know what a funeral service looks like, but there’s a first time for everything. Perhaps you’ve only been to traditional funerals before, but you don’t want to go to a celebration of life in the normal somber attire, right? Use these funeral attire dos and don’ts to find just the right thing to wear so you blend in and don’t stand out in the wrong way.

Do Ask For Advice

If you aren’t sure what type of funeral service the family is holding based on the obituary, ask someone for help. You can contact the family or even the funeral director from the home having the event. Ask what attire would be appropriate for the type of event they are going to have. If you are going to an informal service, you want to know that. If things are traditional, you need to know that as well.

Don’t Wear Uncomfortable Shoes

You might sit some during the funeral service, but there might be some standing and walking as well. If it’s a traditional burial, you may even find yourself on uneven ground in a cemetery. You don’t want your feet to hurt. It doesn’t really matter what your shoes look like, as long as they are appropriate for the occasion. Go for comfort over fashion in these instances.

Do Consider The Time And Location Of The Service

Clothes worn to a ceremony in a park in the summer are completely different than clothes you would wear to an indoor ceremony in the winter. You need to judge your attire based on the weather and the location of the service. A graveside service calls for flat shoes over heels, for example. Help yourself out by picturing the location and what would be easiest to wear in that setting.

Don’t Buy A Bunch Of New Clothes

Funeral services only last an hour or so and the reception after won’t be much longer than that, either. You can buy some new things, if you want, but make sure you can wear them for other occasions as well. You don’t have to buy a new outfit just for the event. You can likely find something in your closet that will work.

These are just a few tips to help you fit into whatever style Baltimore, MD funeral services you are going to attend. If you need more advice about what to wear and you don’t want to bother the family in grieving, reach out to the professionals at Hari P. Close Funeral Service, P.A. You can reach us at (410) 327-3100 and we’d be happy to answer any of your questions about funeral-related attire. If you need to arrange a service, either for yourself in the future or for a loved one, we’re here for that cause as well. Visit with our funeral director in person at 5126 Belair Rd Baltimore, MD 21206 and we’ll help in any way we can.