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What do you wear to visitation?

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Inky_Wretch, Feb 10, 2009.

  1. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    Do you wear a suit like a funeral? Or are slacks OK?
  2. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    I usually wear a suit or a coat and tie.
  3. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    Frank probably makes the rules on this.

    But I would say you'd wear what you would wear to a funeral, or slacks and a dark sport coat, minus the tie.
  4. DirtyDeeds

    DirtyDeeds Guest

    I would wear a suit, but if you don't have one just wear the nicest clothes you've got. Unless it's a close family member and you'll actually be greeting people. I've seen people wearing slacks and a button-up or polo shirt and didn't think any less of them. Your presence is what counts.
  5. I Digress

    I Digress Guest

    I saw this thread title and I swear I thought you wanted to know what to wear to visit someone in prison....that was weird...

    Just look decent. I buried both my parents when I was fairly young and I can tell you I don't remember a damn thing that anyone wore. Except me. I wore red to my mom's.
  6. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    I always wear a suit.
  7. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    You'll never be overdressed in a suit/tie. I went to a visitation a few weeks ago in a rural area and there were a few people in jeans, having just got off work. I don't think anyone cared. Again, it's being there that counts.
  8. Dyno

    Dyno Well-Known Member

    I'd go with the suit.

    As a side note, my best friend's husband, who I'd never seen in a regular suit (he wore a tuxedo at their wedding), wore a suit to my dad's funeral. It made a huge impact on me. It made it seem like he really cared. It might sound stupid and in my emotional state, I probably made more of it than I normally might, but I will always remember that.
  9. JR

    JR Well-Known Member

    If someone walks into the Goose wearing a shirt and tie, the speculation is they've either been to a funeral or court.
  10. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Suit if you can or whatever you were wearing at work is just fine.
  11. forever_town

    forever_town Well-Known Member

    Best case scenario: Suit, dress shirt, tie, dress slacks, belt, dress shoes.
    Second best: Dress shirt, tie, dress slacks, belt, dress shoes.
    At minimum: Dress shirt, dress slacks, belt, dress shoes.

    You don't want to look like Zeke's latest conquest. ;)
  12. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

    Having attended way too many lately, I've seen it run the gamut. On a weeknight, you're liable to get folks in work clothes and folks in suits.

    So, however dressy you want to be, I think. Can't go wrong with a suit, a shirt and tie or even a sport coat and no tie.
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