Can I Wear Colored Clothing to a Funeral?

Everyone is different, and each person’s life can be celebrated in a unique manner. For some, a traditional funeral complete with black or dark coloring is desired and appropriate for the life that was lived. For others, this conservative celebration of life might seem too somber. There are countless ways to remember a loved one, and it is important to find out exactly what’s expected for that particular ceremony.

Bright Clothing | Hansen-Spear Funeral Home - Quincy, IllinoisIf the deceased was bubbly and constantly smiling, perhaps bright clothing and colorful flowers or balloons might be fitting. Often times, families will say, “she would have wanted everyone lighthearted and celebrating, not crying.”

Similarly if a child dies, often the school holds a ceremony or service open to the students. Classmates are commonly told to wear bright colors in an attempt to make the youth feel comfortable and not intimidated by death.

You may not want to call the family during such a difficult time and bother them with questions about dress. Our funeral home can often tell you what the family has requested. The most important factor is being there.

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