Funeral Flowers and Plant Etiquette
When a death occurs, knowing how to comfort those left behind is not easy and
sending funeral flowers can be sometimes even more difficult.
What is appropriate to memorialise relatives, or people to whom you are not
related or those you've not personally met, such as the wife or husband of
someone you know.
For a funeral:
Anyone may send floral baskets or living plants or to the bereaved's home or
Family, or those who had a deeper, or formal relationship with the deceased can
send floral wreaths, crosses, and sprays or sympathy baskets to the funeral
Associations that would like to honour the deceased for service during their
lifetime can also send floral wreaths, crosses, and sprays.
Traditionally reserved for family members and younger children, or grandchildren
of the deceased, is the right to honour the disceased with lid arrangements and
casket covers. Floral arrangements known as tributes are generally chosen by
good friends or family members, you can choose a special design based on an
aspect of their personality, their occupation, an association membership,
forces connection or a hobby.
For a cremation:
A tastefully designed floral tribute adds beauty to any type of memorial
It is common for the family to have an arrangement designed for display with the
Because cremation is quite common in an increasing number of regions, we may
have specific suggestions.
In the case of cremation, much depends on whether; a funeral service is planned
or a memorial service at the bereaved's home, or if there will be no services
at all. Generally It is always appropriate to send an all-occasion type floral
Bright flowers can reflect on the energetic personality of the deceased and are
chosen to send a message about how we felt about that person. Floral
arrangements known as tributes are generally chosen by good friends or family
members, you can choose a special design based on an aspect of their
personality, their occupation, an association membership, forces connection or
Regarding green or flowering plant:
Some funeral homes will deliver plants or flowers to the bereaved's home after
the memorial services and others may require that the family take them home
with them please ask the funeral home staff about their policy.
Sending flowers in a glass vase to a funeral home is acceptable, however, some
funeral homes have rules about certain types of arrangements. If the
arrangement you would like to send is anything outside the realm of traditional
sympathy floral designs, please consult the funeral home concerning their
policy on such arrangements before ordering.
Sending flowers as a group:
This is a very good idea, when mourners pool their financial resources for one
arrangement, it can be that much more special, and will have much greater
Gift cards are large enough to hold a number of names, if the list of names is
very long, you may choose to identify yourselves by family, group, or
department if coworkers. In either case, you should supply one contact name and
address so that the family can send thanks.
You missed the funeral:
It is OK to send flowers to the family's home, as flowers are always
appreciated, no matter when they are received ande ven if you will also be
attending the funeral, sending flowers to the bereaved's home is a wonderful
Some people choose to send flowers a week or so after the funeral, after the
necessary chaos of a death.
Some people send flowers to the home over a period of time after the funeral to
remind the bereaved that we are still thinking of them and their loss.
We are often asked if it be all right to send flowers if the death notice
requests a charitable donation, "in lieu of flowers"?
We think you should make the contribution, however to send flowers at the
funeral service adds warmth and life to a somber event and are a tangible
Letting the bereaved know, visibly, how much their loved one touched the lives
of others, just as we would never choose not to send sympathy cards, offer
assistance, or donate food when asked to make a financial contribution, flowers
are always appropriate and appreciated.
We have experience in providing funeral flower arrangements and are able to
create and theme a unique floral tribute based on the life of your loved one
and offer excellent advice and guidance as to what flowers and arrangements
will be most suitable.
We are flexible in the delivery of your flowers and sensitive to the needs of
the situation in terms of when, where and how the delivery will take place.