What does one wear to a funeral? I am attending a funeral next week for one of my residents who passed this week. His family are very lovely and i know they would appriciate if i went as it would help his wife to grieve.
Also it starts at 10:30am. What time would i arrive? Was thinking 10am but is that too early? I met many of the family so can give my condolences to them. I was also his main carer apart from the last 3wks as i was moved into a different area but i would pop over to see the family when they visited and also my resident when i had the chance.
Normally i wouldnt attend a funeral of a resident but i feel i should this time and not sure of what to wear, time to arrive etc. Any help would be great. Thanks
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25-10-2013 20:35 #1
Funeral wear and arrival
25-10-2013 20:46 #2
Just something dark in colour and if it starts at 10.30 then I'd get there at around 10.15-10.20.
I think its lovely that you're attending.
25-10-2013 20:46 #3
I would arrive early and sit in the car for a bit around the corner. I would go in about 10 minutes before. Often you speak to family afterwards.
I always wear neat attire to a funeral, dress, skirt or slacks and a nice knitted
Top. Nothing overly bright (not a hot pink dress) but a bit of
Color is okay.
Good luck it's very kind of you to go, I'm
Sure the family will appreciate it
25-10-2013 20:51 #4
Unless other wise specified, generally I wear a nice pair of long pants with a nice dressy black shirt.
My mil's funeral was a couple of weeks ago and I wore a knee length black dress that had a thick white stripe across the bottom, and pretty sandal/dress thongs. The boys (hubby and the other pall bearers) wore nice jeans and a dress shirt.
As for arrival, if its at 10.30, I would get there around 10.15.
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25-10-2013 20:54 #5
My grandma's carer came to her funeral, she probably arrived about 10mins prior to the start time & she wore her work uniform. Most of our family went and thanked her for caring for grandma,
25-10-2013 21:51 #6
25-10-2013 22:01 #7
A little colour is ok these days (just nothing overly bright IYKWIM). If you want to wear your uniform that's fine, it may help other family members understand your presence there.
I'd walk in about 10.15-10.20. You can give your condolences after the service.
25-10-2013 22:05 #8
I've been to 2 funerals. My grandfather and my foster fathers. On both occasions I wore their favourite colour.
25-10-2013 22:56 #9
I'd arrive about 10 minutes before the ceremony.
When you arrive there are often attendance cards to fill out and leave in a box so that the family know who was there without having to try and remember. Perhaps on your card after your name you could write the name of the place you work (I.e. The hospital or nursing home or whatever) so the family know who you are as they may not recognise your surname.
It sounds like a really nice gesture to go.
25-10-2013 23:22 #10Senior Member
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We are told to wear our uniform. Our uniforms are bright and rainbow coloured lol, but we are still told to wear it so that the family and friends know who we are.
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