Funeral Etiquette – Attire For Pallbearers

If you have been asked to perform the honorable duties of a pallbearer in a civil funeral ceremony, you should wear a dark suit and tie. Ladies should also wear a dark suit if performing these duties. Shoes should also be dark and polished. Please avoid wearing white sneakers if possible.

If you don’t own a suit, you may wear dark slacks with shirt and tie. If you are asked to be a pallbearer by the family of the deceased, they hold your relationship in highest regards. Please don’t deny the responsibility because you don’t have appropriate attire. Your presence is what matters.

Military personnel may wear their dress uniforms as it is appropriate with military code.

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