At Fleurtation, we know that a funeral can be one of the most upsetting stressful times in your life. We aim to try and help take away some of the stress involved with funeral arrangements. We work with private clients, nursing homes, funeral directors etc. We are familiar with the process, so let us do the work for you.
Our staff ensure that your flowers are delivered to your location on time.
Have a look at some of our information on funeral flowers below. If you have any questions, you can speak to us. We will be more than happy to help.
Funeral Flowers are generally to decorate the church or funeral home, or even at the graveside. They can be in the form of a casket spray, a standing arrangement, a particular shape, a word etc. They are sent to the funeral home, nursing home and so on as a mark of respect for the departed.
Sympathy Flowers are sent to the home of a family member or loved one. They are intended to let the family know you are thinking of them during their difficult time.
There are a number of funeral flowers to choose from;
Typically chosen by the close family members, casket sprays adorn the coffin of a loved one. There are different sizes to choose from, generally those that cover the entire length of the coffin and those that cover approx. half the casket. Generally the full sprays are used for a closed casket services and half sprays for open casket.
Depending on the religion of the deceased, there are options to get your flowers arranged in a cross, or other symbolic shape. These can be small or they can be larger standing arrangements. Speak to us today about your options.
Wreaths are a beautiful gesture and can add some sort of colour and life to an otherwise very sad and sombre occasion. Wreaths can be arranged in any colour, flower or style you like. They are ring shaped – representing eternal life.
Roses or other single stems are often placed on the coffin at the graveside as a symbol of a final farewell. This is generally done by close family.
While there is no real right or wrong when it comes to flowers, there are different “typical” flowers you can choose, depending on a number of different things.
Most flowers are acceptable, for both the home and graveside.
Most flowers are appropriate. Keep it simple and understated.
Generally flowers are not displayed at the funeral home. They can be set to the family home, some people choose to send fruit baskets instead.
There are a wide variety of traditions, so we do suggest that you always check with a friend or family member first.
These are generally ceremonies in a funeral home. Sending flowers is generally acceptable. White is most acceptable – generally red flowers symbolise joy and happiness, so perhaps it is best to avoid this.
Eastern or Greek Orthodox
Most flowers are acceptable – however, white is more favourable.
The funeral service is generally on the day of the death, so flowers are not very common. They can be sent as sympathy flowers to the family’s home with a thoughtful note or card.
Flowers are appreciated; just ensure not to send anything in the shape of a cross. Pay attention to the card you send too.