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Do You Wear Black to a Celebration of Life?

We live in the type of town, dressing up you wear your good pair of jeans. Suits are only seen at the court house. Is a celebration of life different than a funeral in dress? What would you wear to it?

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You can if you want, Maybe add some pretty jewelry or a scarf.. but most people wear a color for the season.. Since it is fall, something "fallish" would be fine.

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pretty much anything goes at funerals in today's world. We always rely on "business casual" or "church clothes"....

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You can if you want, Maybe add some pretty jewelry or a scarf.. but most people wear a color for the season.. Since it is fall, something "fallish" would be fine.

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We called my friend's funeral a Celebration of Life but it was still a funeral. I would err on the side of a dark print. I wore purple and black with flowers. Ask the family. Friend's wife wore a simple black dress. However, when my DH's grandmother died, they specified that everybody should wear red, so ask.

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a dark flower print would be nice........not too obvious in color

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We went to a memorial this year where the family specifically said wear "all the colors of the rainbow." It suited the person who passed away very well since she was a very colorful person. Otherwise usually office causal is dressy enough--medium to darker neutrals, some color but not something too bright is fine.

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My late Dad's service, was a celebration of life.
In Hawaii, people wear aloha shirts or dress up.
Its fine.
It is casual here.
But some people, just per their personality, they will dress up and/or wear clothing that is dark colored or black.

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No, you do not wear black. You would wear something bright and happy.
Ask the family what the persons favorite color was or something and that might help. I wouldn't wear black.

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When my niece passed away, a lot of us wore purple... it was her favorite color!

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