Losing a loved one is one of life's most difficult experiences. As a friend or family member of someone who is grieving, you want to do your part in helping express your condolences and making them feel loved at such a sad time. Sending flowers has long been an expression of sympathy. A floral arrangement or plant has the ability to speak what the heart is feeling when words fail or do not seem adequate. Many times, however, some people have questions about funeral flowers.
What types of flower arrangements should I send? Are there certain religions where sending flowers is inappropriate? Where do I send them - funeral home, graveside ceremony or to someone's home? Similarly, if you are a family member who is making the funeral arrangements (especially if you have never done so before) you may have questions as well. Our funeral flowers guide helps to answer some of these questions and to provide you with the guidance you need to honor the beautiful life of someone who has passed with respect and dignity.
After reading our guide, you will learn that some of the most popular types of funeral flowers are lilies, chrysanthemums, orchids and carnations and that funeral arrangements come in the form of wreaths, standing sprays, casket sprays, baskets and more. When arranging a funeral for a beloved family member, you will know the meaning of different flowers so you can express your exact sentiments through your arrangement. When sending your condolences to a friend or co-worker, the last thing you want to do is send something inappropriate. Funeral flower etiquette can vary from different cultures and religions. When attending a Buddhist funeral, for example, sending white flowers is a suitable gesture, while red is to be avoided. After reading our guide, you will respectfully be able to send your deepest sympathy.