Friday, March 2, 2007

Etiquette Expert Warns: ‘Don’t Bring Dannielynn To Anna Nicole’s Funeral

CHERRY HILL, N.J. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Anna Nicole Smith’s long-delayed funeral takes place today (Mar. 2) in Nassau, Bahamas, and one etiquette expert has a piece of advice for her family: Don’t bring Dannielynn.

Barbara Pachter says it might sound good in theory to bring the daughter to the event, but says if the child starts crying – and doesn’t stop – it could take the focus away from remembering Anna Nicole.

For that reason, Pachter also suggests that folks like Howard K. Stern, Larry Birkhead and Virgie Arthur avoid bringing up their conflicts with each other.

She also implores anyone who gives a eulogy to “keep it in the confines of good taste.” In her words, “Don’t mention drugs or an affair you had with her. Instead, say, ‘I miss her,’ or ‘She had a great sense of humor.”’

Although funerals are supposed to be somber affairs, Pachter says Anna Nicole’s love of the color pink – and the tropical weather of the Bahamas – means that guests aren’t restricted to dark black suits.

Finally, Pachter suggests funeral guests avoid videotaping the event, lest they get in the hands of the media. That is, unless members of the family specifically request it.

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