There are many options when it comes to choosing the types of funeral or sympathy flowers to send to a funeral or memorial service. Learning a little regarding the available choices from your favorite florist is going to assist you in finding the most appropriate flower arrangement that will let you express your sympathy and condolences.
Different Types of Flower Arrangements for Funeral or Sympathy Flowers
The following are some of the most common flowers arrangements used for funeral and sympathy flowers.
- Standing Flower Sprays
These arrangements are commonly displayed on the easel or in the most prominent place near the casket. A Florist can directly delivery this arrangement to the church or funeral home for the memorial service.
- Wreaths, Crosses and Hearts
These are special arrangement are also positioned where they can be displayed prominently. Similar to that standing sprays, they are also sent by florist delivery directly to the chapel or funeral parlor where the wake is being held. Though many people prefer the cross or the heart, the circular wreath is still the favorite as they represent eternal life.
- Casket Sprays
These are flower arrangements that you see placed on the top of the casket. There are two basic types of these arrangements (half or full casket) depending on the casket service. Direct family members are usually the ones who order these types of funeral flower arrangement.
- Funeral Baskets
These are the most commonly sent sympathy flower arrangement and you can ask a Flower Delivery to have it sent directly to the home of the deceased. In this arrangement, the flowers are arranged beautifully in a decorative basket and it gives additional comfort for the bereaved family.
- Dish Garden or Potted Flowers
Similar to the funeral baskets, these arrangements are also the best for funeral flowers. The flowers are displayed in beautiful containers, pots or basket. Some people also choose to send blooming or green plants or a combination of both.
If you are too busy to get the flowers from your favorite flower shop, it is better to just order them online. Most online florist offer same day flower delivery services. This means that you can show your support for the loss of a special someone as soon as you heard of the passing and you do not have to wait for another day. This is the best option especially if you are far away or if you are busy working.