Funeral Flower Choices

Key Points

  • A funeral director can organise flowers or you have the option of using a florist of your own choice.
  • Compare the cost and size of the arrangements being offered by different florists, as they can vary greatly.
  • Consider the deceased’s favourite flower or colour when making choices.
  • Inform the funeral director if you wish to take the flowers home with you after the service, or donate them to a nursing home, hospital or church.
  • You may wish to request donations to a charity in lieu of flowers from guests attending the service.

Sympathy Card Wording

This is a list of appropriate warm words of sympathy and support to give you a guideline of what to write in a sympathy card. You can combine phrases and write what feels natural and comfortable for you.  The most important thing to…

A Donation to Charity “In Lieu of Flowers”

A personal call, helping with child care, sending a personal note, attending the funeral or memorial service, contributing to an appropriate charity, and the most popular gesture of sending flowers or a sympathy gift can all mean so much to a bereaved family.…

What Happens to the Flowers After the Funeral?

You may wish to take the flowers home with you, distribute them amongst family members, or you can ask the funeral director to donate them to a nursing home, hospital or church.  When cremations take place, the flowers remaining with the coffin are…

Choosing Flowers for a Funeral

Choosing a Florist Funeral homes usually only deal with one or two suppliers of flowers.  They may do this on a commission basis with their preferred florist(s), or they may own the florist themselves. It is important that you ask questions regarding –…

Giving Flowers as a Symbol of Condolence

They are a visual expression of love, respect and sympathy, and a way of sharing the burden of grief. Funeral flowers: These serve as a tribute to the deceased.  They can either be sent to the funeral home prior to the service, or…