Choosing the Right Flowers For Funeral Services

Flowers express the emotions that words can’t.  When someone dies, there is grief, pain, and a full range of emotions.  Giving flowers to the family and friends of the deceased is very comforting to them.  But it is sometimes difficult to know what to do.  Here are some suggestions to make choosing flowers easier:

Think about the deceased.  Flower arrangements that reflect the personality of the deceased are always a good place to start.  A very feminine lady that always wore pastel colors and never went anywhere without her pearls, is remembered with bouquets of soft pastel colors, or traditional designs of roses or gardenias.  The gentleman that ของชำร่วยงานศพ loved to hunt, fish, and be in the out of doors, should be remembered with arrangements of bold colored flowers, combined with grasses, berries, branches, and botanical textures. 

Many times the flowers are representative of the relationship that existed between the sender and the deceased.  If your childhood best friends mom dies, the lady that fixed  pancakes for you after so many sleep-overs, your tribute to her, needs to reflect the importance of that relationship and what it meant to you.  Tell the florist about the deceased and why you are sending the flowers.  Designs can be created with something that represents a hobby or interest of the deceased.  The use of something non floral as the focal point of the design always makes that arrangement something special.  It doesn’t have to be the biggest design in the funeral home or the most expensive.

Sending flowers is often required to reflect the relationship between the sender and the survivor.  A business associate, who is an important part of your organization, experiences a death in their family.  The sender does not know the deceased, but wants the flowers to reflect the importance of the relationship to the business associate.  A traditional funeral basket or wreath that is full and colorful, communicates an important relationship. 

Gifts of remembrance are appreciated.  Wind chimes received in memory of a loved one, take on special meaning each time the wind blows them and makes them ring.  A garden statue or stepping stone is appropriate for someone who enjoys their garden or out of doors. A woven throw is a welcome gift and can be displayed on an easel or embellished with fresh and or silk flowers. Religious statues, angels, and pictures give comfort to Christians who experience loss.

Work with a florist in the town where the flowers are going to be sent, or a local florist that belongs to a wire service that you trust.  Explain the situation as much as possible.  The more info the florist has, the more they understand the situation and can make appropriate suggestions. 

Online websites are best used as info gathering for you.  Pretty pictures do not always present as well in real life.  Unless you are very experienced, you may not realize the true size of the item that you are selecting.  Color will look different in the space where the design is displayed.  A large funeral wreath in all white is breathtaking in a funeral home that has colored walls but totally looses visual clarity when displayed in the cathedral that is all white and gold, and not appropriate at all when sent to the home.

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