Flowers are a great way to express joy, happiness, appreciation and also grief. And at the same time, flowers for funeral show your deepest sympathy to the family and honour the departed. The choice of the flowers you send is of the utmost importance.
White ones are a very safe choice. This colour represents solemnity, purity of intention and deep condolence to the family. Red roses or tropical blooms can also convey warmth and depth of feeling. You may like to consider flowers which are traditionally associated with funerals like calla lilies, roses, gladiolas, and snapdragons. However, today’s funeral flowers are created from an almost endless variety of flowers. Dramatic bird-of-paradise, bright tulips and sweet daisies might be seen in containers ranging from tall vases to grapevine wreaths. Consider also the particular preferences the deceased had for certain flowers.
The arrangements for cheap funeral flowers are many and varied. They can include funeral wreaths which symbolize the circle of life and are the most recognized token of condolence. There are casket sprays which rest on the casket at the viewing and spray across part of the casket and the standing spry which stands next to the casket or on an altar before or during the service. If the departed was a Christian, the choice of a cross arrangement can be most appropriate. There are also bereavement bouquets and remembrance baskets which are usually smaller and more understated but make a nice impression.
Remember that the funeral flowers should enhance the tone of the funeral and are a tangible symbol of the love and comfort shown to the family by the mourners. They should not over power the ceremony by their flamboyance, but should be elegant and meaningful in a subdued and understated manner.
Sometimes an offering of a potted green, a flowering plant, bonsai or sapling can spark hope and renewal in sorrow. The very act of caring for a new plant can speed the grieving process and begin the healing.
The floral offering might be displayed at a funeral home during a visitation and then moved to the church for a formal funeral. The flowers for funerals might decorate a grave or drape a casket. Sometimes they are delivered directly to the family. If you are not sure of the etiquette, speak to the florist in your local area who will be able to advise you.