What Do You Bring to a Wake?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Apr 2, 2020 11:32:38 AM ET

Condolences, flowers and food are appropriate things to bring to a wake. Food and flowers may be given to the family before the wake itself. Condolences can be send ahead of time or brought to the wake.

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If flowers have not been sent ahead of the wake itself, they may be given to family at the wake. Take note that both family and religious preference may dictate the type, amount and acceptability of the flowers brought. Foods should include pastries, cold cuts, rolls and other foods that require little preparation, as this provides the grieving family with an easy meal.