If you have never been to a funeral before you might be wondering what you should wear. Chris Cullen, the Friendly Funeral Guy has 3 simple guidelines to help you choose.
G’day, I’m Chris Cullen, the Friendly Funeral Guy.
If you have never been to a funeral before you might be wondering what you should wear. Well I’m a casual kind of guy. I like wearing a polo top around at home but I wouldn’t wear it to a funeral because it wouldn’t be appropriate. So here are 3 guidelines to help you choose what you should wear to a funeral.
what does the family want? Sometimes the person who has passed away has been a supporter of a particular sporting team and so the family ask guests to come dressed in team colours or team jerseys. On other occasions because the person liked bright colours families have asked people to come in bright colours. I’ve been to both of these sorts of funerals and its a really lovely tribute.
be respectful in what you wear. Business attire or smart casual is sure to be ok. Even if you normally get around in work clothes and work boots and everyone knows you like that, if you go to the trouble of dressing up a bit, the family will appreciate that you made the effort.
don’t draw attention to yourself by what you wear. This is a lovely bright purple tie that I like but it’s saying “look at me” and that’s not what you want at a funeral. You want people to be thinking about the person that has passed away. So don’t wear a ballgown, or dress that you would go clubbing in. And guys don’t wear a tuxedo, don’t wear a bright tie, just wear an understated tie. Wear something smart but understated. Something that won’t draw attention to yourself.
what does the family want? Go to an effort to be respectful and don’t draw attention to yourself by what you wear. I hope this has been helpful for you for the next time that you’re going to a funeral. I’m Chris Cullen, the Friendly Funeral Guy for Ian J. Arthur & Sons.
Ian was the most likeable person that I have dealt with in a long time . He was very kind and helpful . I would gladly recommend him to family and friends . Everyone who attended my husbands funeral commented on the lovely serviceRaquel Leslie
Highly recommended. The professional and personalised service we received from Ian J. Arthur & Sons Funeral Directors was exceptional. Ian went out of his way to ensure all our requests were met. Caring and compassionate. Best of all their price was very affordable and service was excellent !!!Elizabeth Opilas
Good morning David ..Thank you for all your assistance in ensuring Dad was laid to rest properly..Thank you for all the effort and team work from every little bit of details until yesterday.Much appreciated.I have passed on the good words and your info accordingly to the relos for any future burials..You have a blessed week and enjoy your day.Vinaka
Our sincerest gratitude to you and the team from Ian J Arthur Funerals. Rosemary and I really appreciated how helpful yet sensitive and unobtrusive you were with the process and in particular the ceremony yesterday. I really appreciate it and your practical help.Alan Daly
I cannot begin to say how happy we are with their services and cost. They were professional, organised, and so so compassionate in our time of grief. I Everything we asked for was given without hesitation and organised for us with a low cost. It was a beautiful service, and many guests also said this. I will not hesitate to recommend Ian J Arthur & SonsSusanna Sevander
Personally, I would like to thank you again Ian for making everything much easier to handle. We were all very pleased with the service and your attention. It was very much appreciated and I know that mum would have been comforted by the way her funeral was conducted.Brent Russell