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Old 08-27-2014, 06:43 PM
 
Location: East Coast
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Good advice from all of the posters. It's obvious people care here...and share even the smallest details, which is so helpful for us in mourning.

Anyway, like others said, wear something "business casual", no jeans or trendy outfits. Conservative, neutral/darker/somber colors and clothing. Jackets are nice, as they can dress up an outfit without looking celebratory. Also, funeral homes or churches can get cool/cold. Keep jewelry to a minimum, or conservative, like a sedate set of pearls.

I'm sorry for your loss...
Dandiday
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Old 08-27-2014, 06:47 PM
 
Location: SW Missouri
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My friend died suddenly last Friday (on my birthday)

Her wake or viewing of the body is on Wednesday. What does one wear? Should I just wear my regular clothes or does one have to dress up? Do people wear black? When my dad died in Mexico, we didn't dress up. We wore our regular clothes but when they took his body to the chapel the next day we did wear black.
My friend was only 37 and full of life.

She is going to be missed.
good grief. "Viewing the body" how barbaric.

Subdued colors. Long sleeves. shudder

20yrsinBranson
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Old 08-27-2014, 08:11 PM
 
Location: I am right here.
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good grief. "Viewing the body" how barbaric.

Subdued colors. Long sleeves. shudder

20yrsinBranson
Viewing is actually therapeutic and necessary for closure for some people. Some people need to touch the body, or they like to tuck items into the casket to be buried with the body. Some people grieve this way. It's OK. If you don't want to see the body, don't look. Others have a need to see the body.

Long sleeves are not necessary.
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