In preparation for a burial or cremation funeral, most funeral homes will require the deceased to be dressed. We discuss how to choose clothing for a deceased person. This article is provided by Sydney Coffins. Sydney Coffins is a memorial product and funeral provider in Australia, specialising in unique and personalised coffins, caskets and funerals.
If the deceased person will be buried or cremated dressed in clothing you will need to take those items to the funeral home so they can prepare the body.
You can purchase new clothes for a deceased person or choose from clothing the deceased person already owned.
When it comes to choosing an outfit, it is best to think of what that person would have wanted to wear. Funerals can be formal and traditional but they can also be a celebration and uplifting. This overall feel of a funeral can be portrayed in how people choose to dress.
Religious and cultural traditions: Clothing for a deceased person
Religion often provides customs and tradition on how to dress a deceased person for a funeral. If you are unsure about the religious and cultural etiquette at a funeral it is best to contact a religious representative. See our article on Catholic Funerals – Tradition an Religion.
Items to place with the deceased person
People can also include certain items that will be cremated and buried with the deceased.
These items may include:
– religious or cultural items
– other sentimental items
During a cremation funeral, the coffin is cremated along with everything inside it. Be aware that all metal must be removed prior to cremation. For example. Earrings, buckles, and other jewelry.