Funeral flowers go beyond aesthetics. They honor and celebrate the dearly departed's life while wishing them eternal peace and rest. If a loved one has recently passed away and you are in charge of the funeral flowers for memorial service, this article is for you. It delves deeper into the types of funeral flower arrangements, what they mean, and tips on making a meaningful and memorable service.
What Are Funeral Flowers?
Unlike sympathy flowers, which are light and compact, funeral flowers are typically large, statuesque floral designs. During the memorial service, they are displayed in funeral homes, cemeteries, or crematorium chapels. Aside from enhancing the venue's aesthetics, funeral flower arrangements exude a calming, peaceful, and heavenly ambiance. They are a fitting tribute and a beautiful show of respect for the person who passed away.
Traditional Types of Funeral Flowers
Family members commonly order Funeral flowers to decorate the memorial service. Still, they can also be sent as sympathy by a company, relatives, or friends related to the deceased or their family. There are many different options to choose from in terms of styles. Here are some popular types of funeral flowers.
Funeral wreaths are round-shaped floral designs said to represent the circle of life. They are artfully arranged with one or several types of flowers. Funeral wreaths sometimes come in an easel for easy transportation if you want to transfer the flowers from the chapel to the cemetery, for example.
In photo: Roses in Heaven, $350
Casket sprays are funeral flowers cascading and covering half the top of the casket and traditionally left on the gravesite after the burial.
As its name implies, this funeral flower is often big, showy, and dramatic and nestled on an easel to support its weight and for an elevated design. Sometimes the flowers are arranged to incorporate a framed photo of the deceased.
Religious families commonly request cross-shaped funeral flowers. For Catholics or follow other Christian-based faiths, this funeral flower arrangement symbolizes salvation through the death of Jesus on the cross.
Appropriate Blooms to Use for Funeral Flowers
White is the ultimate color choice for funeral flowers, and the arrangement is typically formal in design and large in size. In the language of flowers, the color white represents peace, heaven, eternity, and gentleness.
When ordering funeral flowers, we encourage customers to make it more meaningful by incorporating the deceased's favorite blooms or colors in the arrangement. For example, if a newly departed aunt loved pink roses when she was still alive, we can include light pink rose buds in her casket spray.
While an all-white flower arrangement is a classic choice for funeral flowers, more modern options offer warm, colorful blooms to celebrate life and cheer up a friend or family grieving. However, we recommend that you only do so if you know the recipient enough to ensure the gesture won't come off as offensive.
In photo: Eternal Paradise, $800
Popular choices for funeral flowers:
- Orchids (Phalaenopsis, Dendrobium, and Cymbidium)
- Calla Lily
- Stargazer Lily
Breathtaking Funeral Flowers for Memorial Service
Orchid Republic Floral Boutique offers stunning sympathy and funeral flower arrangements. You can book them for curbside pick up or flower delivery in crematorium chapels, funeral homes, and cemeteries around Los Angeles, Orange County, and Santa Monica.
For inquiries about custom funeral flowers, please call 818 210 0418 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our friendly florists will be happy to assist you.