One of the most popular and traditional ways of paying respects to someone who has passed away is with funeral tribute flowers. Not only is it a nice way to mark the occasion and show how much the person meant to you, but it’s also nice for the bereaved.
The issue with flowers is that finding the right ones can be incredibly difficult. Many people stumble and hesitate when it comes to arranging flowers for funerals because they don’t know the etiquette. Don’t worry though, because we aim to help you out with our guide to choosing funeral tribute flowers.
In this article we will look at several factors you need to consider...
First and foremost, the relationship you had to the deceased is what determines the kind of tribute flowers you should send. As a rule of thumb:
Not all families want to be bombarded with a multitude of flowers. Instead, they prefer anyone wishing to pay their respects to the deceased do so by making a charitable donation. This will often be mentioned in the funeral announcement or obituary notice.
If you have decided you’re going to send flowers to a funeral, and understand the etiquette to follow, there is only one thing left to consider - what kind of flowers are you going to send? Florists are a good port of call when it comes to determining this. Even if you’re going to buy online, you could take a trip to your local flower shop to speak to an expert.
To give you some ideas though, we’ve highlighted some of the most popular funeral flowers below and what they mean:
Another important aspect to consider when buying flowers, along with the type, is the colour and how the colour can affect the meaning. Take for instance the fact a red rose is a symbol for everlasting love, while a white one means elegance and grace.
If you are looking to gift flowers to the family of the bereaved, then why not conside forget-me-not flower seeds. The family can then plant these in their garden at home and when the flowers bloom, they will remember the loved one they were planted in rememberance of. Why not take a look at our forget-me-not seed packs here.