Upon the passing of a loved one, you most likely will want to send flowers either to the memorial service or to the home of the family. However, with funeral services now taking many forms, you may be confused as to what is appropriate to send, as well as where and when to send it. As costs rise for traditional funerals, celebrations of life are becoming more common, and often allow for less time for flowers to arrive at the funeral home or church. To help you best honor the one you love, here is a concise guide we hope will help at this difficult time.
Celebration of life flowers that will be present at the service, such as casket sprays
or wreath garlands, are the responsibility of the family. While white roses, lilies or gladioli are traditional sympathy florals, the family often chooses to personalize these arrangements based upon a favorite bloom or color. They may also wish to design arrangements that incorporate a personal keepsake, photograph or meaningful item. It is especially poignant to create a design about the deceased’s passions or hobbies, whether it be sports, a career or military service.
At a wake or funeral, wreaths and standing sprays are often the arrangement of choice from close friends, colleagues or teammates. A bouquet
is also appropriate to be delivered to the memorial service, especially as it can be easily transported to another location, such as the family home. If you were not able to send flowers in time to the ceremony, send a bouquet, green plant or fruit basket for the family to have in the days and weeks to come.
Whatever you choose to send, your thoughtful gesture means so much to the family. If you have any questions regarding what floral arrangements to send to a funeral, memorial or celebration of life, please do not hesitate to give us a call at Ah Sam Florist-
we are happy to help.