Choosing A Final Outfit For The Funeral Service

Published: April 3, 2023
by BC Bailey Funeral Home
funeral homes in North Haven CT

There are a lot of important decisions to make when you work with funeral homes in North Haven, CT on a loved one’s final services. If you are having a traditional funeral service, you might have a visitation where the casket is open. You might even have an open casket at the funeral as well. What your loved one wears for their final service and burial is important to you, and it may very well show to others as well. Here are a few tips to help you to choose the right clothing for them.

Consider Your Loved One’s Personality

Before you pick an outfit, you are going to want to think about your loved one’s personality. Were they the type to be casual and comfortable? Or did they like to dress up and look their best for every event? Their personality and what you feel they would appreciate should factor into what you do for them.

Look At Their Favorites

You know what your loved one wore the most, so look through their closet and pull out some of their favorite outfits. One of those things might be the perfect thing for them to wear for their final service. Or, those outfits might be too special to you, and things you want to keep. You’ll need to think about what as well because if you place your loved one in an outfit for their services, you won’t get that outfit back.

Buy Something New

If you aren’t sure what to place your loved one in, or it’s too painful to go through their closet right now, you can also buy something new for them. You can get them a new suit, a dress you think they’d like, something in a color they adore, or something else you know they’d appreciate.

Consider Accessories

accessories, like their glasses, their wedding ring, a watch they always wore, a necklace they adored, and so on. Keep in mind that these are things they can be buried with, but they can also be removed and returned to you before the burial if these are items you want to keep. It can be a nice touch to have familiar things on during the services as they remind everyone of who your loved one was and what they looked like during their life.

Make Them Look Like…Them

Above all else, you want your loved one to look like themselves. If you dress them in something they would never wear, they might look more like a stranger than the person you knew. You want them to look like the special person they were in every way possible.

The professionals at funeral homes in North Haven, CT are there to help you with the hard decisions you have to make around your loved one’s final services. You can go to them with any questions you have, including about what clothing you might want to choose for your loved one’s services and burial.

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