Clothing and colour themes
When it comes to funeral clothing, there are several ways that you could opt to make the funeral both memorable and personal - from clothing for the person who has died, a clothing colour or theme for mourners through to working with the funeral director and their team to add personal touches to their attire.
Having unique clothing themes for a funeral is split into the following categories:
- Clothing for the person who has died
- Clothing for mourners
- Clothing for the funeral directors and pallbearers
When arranging a funeral for someone, one of the things you’ll be asked by your funeral director is what you want them to wear. As well as choosing an outfit, you might want to think about things like jewellery, accessories and shoes.
The burial clothing you choose may depend on the type of funeral you are arranging. If there is a theme or a favourite colour, then you might have something very specific in mind.
While many people will opt for something comfortable like pyjamas or a favourite piece of clothing, others may choose anything from football kits to military uniforms. If it is an open casket, it may make a difference to your choice. For eco-funerals, there are specific rules about what kind of clothes can be worn. While there is no right or wrong choice, it can be helpful to check with your funeral director before making a final decision.
“We sometimes find that tradition can influence what people feel they should choose. I remember working with a lady who thought that her husband ought to wear a suit. When discussing it, I could see that she wasn’t comfortable, so I encouraged her to open up. It turned out her husband hated wearing suits and was most comfortable in his work overalls. She was delighted when I reassured her that she could bury him in what he loved to wear.”
Duncan, Funeral Director