Originally posted by gertdog
My DH's grandfather passed away last night. We are leaving tomorrow morning to attend the services.
I am lucky to be able to say that I have never attended a funeral. But this means that I also am not entirely sure what the appropriate attire is. There is a visitation tomorrow night, a church service on Friday morning, and a wake later on Friday. I am not even sure what a visitation or a wake entail.
So sorry for yours and your DH's lost.
Visitation in MI usually entails a funeral home, where colleagues, more distant family, etc come to pay their respects. For instance, when my grandmother passed, my dad's co-workers came, but they wouldn't have gone to the funeral itself. The wake in my experience is usually a funeral luncheon type deal - everyone sits around, eats, chats, and unwinds.
(Unfortunately, I've been to a lot of funerals, the most recent being last Wednesday). The fashion advice you've been given here is something that I concur with. I usually where conservative, dark colours (because I happen to own a lot of dark colours).
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