3 Tips for Choosing a Burial Outfit for Your Loved One

1 September 2016
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If you have recently lost someone close to you, you might be going through the whole process of funeral planning. There can be a lot of unexpected details involved in this, such as choosing an outfit for your loved one to be buried in. If you are at a loss of what to choose, consider these helpful tips.

1. Choose Something from Your Loved One's Closet

You might have heard of special "burial clothes" that you can purchase for this specific purpose, or you may have thought about hitting the mall to buy a new outfit for your loved one's funeral. However, it can be a better idea to shop from your loved one's closet. You might find it to help with healing when going through his or her closet, and you'll ensure that you choose an outfit that truly speaks to your loved one's personality. This can also help you save money during a time when you might already be spending a lot on the funeral, especially considering that burial-specific clothing can be expensive.

2. Consider Religious Traditions

Depending on your loved one's faith, there is a chance that there might be certain traditions that are generally followed when an individual is buried. If you are not fully familiar with your loved one's faith, or if you don't know much about the religious burial process, it can be helpful to talk to your loved one's religious leader at his or her place of worship for more information.

3. Ask for Input

This is a decision that can be tough to make on your own, and you shouldn't have to. Consider asking your loved one's other family members and friends for input. Your loved one may have mentioned what he or she would like to be buried in to someone, or a loved one might have a favorite outfit that he or she thinks your loved one would like to be buried in. Getting input from others can help ensure that everyone is respected and included in the funeral-planning process, can open up the opportunity to share memories with one another, and can help take some of the pressure off of you during this difficult time.

As you can see, there are a few tips that you can follow to choose a burial outfit for your loved one. Give these tips a try and work with the funeral director of a funeral home such as Foster-Warne Funeral Home to ensure that you are satisfied with your final decision.