What to Wear to a Burial
Visiting a cemetery is a solemn, formal affair, and your clothing should reflect this. Before choosing an outfit for the burial, consider whether the family’s faith or cultural background calls for a particular style of clothing. Otherwise, you can follow some basic guidelines to select an appropriate outfit. Select clothing that covers most of your skin, including any tattoos. Choose clothing that does not call attention to yourself and that shows proper respect for the occasion.
It isn’t always necessary to wear only black clothing, although you may certainly do so if you wish. If you do choose other colors, select dark, somber colors like brown and navy blue. Jewelry and makeup should be kept to a minimum. For a graveside service at the cemetery, it’s best to wear flat shoes or shoes with a low, wedge heel; narrow heels (stilettos) will sink into the ground. (Always exercise caution when walking on the lawns, as surfaces may be uneven. Never step on the flat markers.)
Inglewood Park Cemetery offers tranquil final resting places at our cemetery in the Los Angeles area. To discuss our cremation services or cemetery memorials, please call us at (310) 412-6500.