2nd October 2019


What is a celebration of life?

A celebration of life service is typically held in lieu of a memorial service after the deceased individual's burial or cremation although it is becoming more common to host this type of gathering in place of a traditional funeral.

Also to know is, what is appropriate to wear to a memorial service?

Women's memorial service attire:
  • Choose dark, neutral colors such as black, brown, navy, or gray.
  • Wear a dress, skirt and blouse, or business-casual pants and blouse.
  • Choose clothing that covers the knees and shoulders.
  • If wearing jewelry, choose simple and traditional pieces.

What is appropriate for a woman to wear to a funeral?

Women should avoid wearing overly casual or festive clothing. Appropriate outfits for women to wear to a funeral include a skirt suit or pantsuit; a skirt of appropriate length (not a mini skirt) or pants (not jeans) and a top with sleeves, a blouse, or a sweater; flats or pumps (not sneakers).

What is appropriate to wear to a wake?

What should I wear?
  • Wear low-key colors. You don't have to wear black but a wake isn't the place to wear your leopard print blouse or salmon colored khakis.
  • Keep your accessories simple. Your accessories should be simple and neutral.
  • Keep patterns simple.
  • Don't go too casual.
  • Stay away from festive or fun attire.
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