It isn’t often I am asked my opinion on what to wear to a funeral, but that exact question was put to me, as a life was lost way too young last week, in an accident.
My initial response was to say something ‘black’ of course. However I wasn’t sure that was the right advice to give to a teenage girl, who, although they were not together anymore – had lost her first ‘true love’. Should I be telling her to wear his favourite colour; or did she have a dress hanging in her wardrobe that he always liked her to wear? I just didn’t know.
Over the weekend she went shopping for an outfit and bought a nice long black dress and belt from Glassons, which definitely looks appropriate for the service on Friday. However if need be, we do have a second more casual outfit should she change her mind. As she has never been to a funeral, who knows how she may be feeling on the day. It will be a mix of emotions for a celebration of a life lived to the full, but gone way too early.
Love and hugs.