How to Select the Right Funeral Flowers

Sending funeral flowers is a way to show your sympathy for the grieving family, while also paying tribute to the deceased. The flowers typically are sent to the funeral home where they will be displayed during the viewing and service. Then they are moved and displayed graveside during the graveside service.

Some funeral bouquets can be large while others smaller and more personal. In general, there are different types of funeral floral arrangements you could send, however these are the most popular choices.

  1. Floral Wreaths: Consist of various flowers and greenery that is secured together. The circular shape of the wreath can mean eternal life for many religions. Wreaths are normally sent by the immediate family, close family and friends.
  2. Funeral Floral Sprays: Sprays are large arrangements consisting of long-stem flowers and greenery. They are designed for viewing from one side. This is why they are typically placed on top of the casket after the service as the deceased is being transported for the graveside service. There are also single- and double-ended bouquets and some can be placed on a stand. Sprays are normally sent by the immediate family or extended family.
  3. Floral Bouquets: You can also choose to send a gorgeous floral bouquet featuring fresh cut flowers and greenery. When sending floral bouquets, make sure to include a vase. An alternative option that is very popular is to have the florist arrange the flowers in a basket.

What Types of Flowers Are Used for Funeral Floral Arrangements?

While you can choose from a wide range of flowers, most people choose one of the more common flowers associated with funerals including:

  1. Roses: Roses come in different colors, so you can select the color most appropriate. Red roses can signify love for the deceased. White roses can represent spirituality, purity, or innocence.
  2. Orchids: Orchids feature a variety of different blooms in various colours. Be sure to check with your florist what colour blooms they offer with orchids.
  3. Lilies: Lilies are quite common with funerals. They have a delicate, yet elegant bloom and give off a pleasant and calming fragrance. The whiteness of the blooms can signify peace, purity, innocence, and spirituality.
  4. Carnations: Just like roses, carnations come in a wide range of colours. They can be used as part of a larger floral arrangement, spray, or garland. They can also be used to complement other types of flowers and greenery.
  5. Peace Lilies: The Peace Lily is another type of lily you can send either as an arrangement or a live plant. Peace lilies typically have a single petal when they bloom.

As evident, you have several different choices when sending funeral flowers. For help selecting and sending the best funeral floral arrangements in Toronto and the GTA, please feel free to contact Bloomen at 1-844-256-6636.

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