What are traditional funeral flowers?
Traditional funeral flowers can come in the form of casket or standing sprays, wreaths, crosses and bouquets. Many florists will have several options for you to choose from. It is often a good idea to review pictures and prices over the Internet before going to your local florist.
Traditionally, the casket spray type of funeral flower arrangement is reserved for the immediate family to supply. You should check with the family or funeral director first before deciding to contribute a casket spray.
Funeral flowers are also traditionally gathered into a basket or a bouquet. Your florist will have numerous suggestions as to which flowers to arrange into a bunch. Generally, no flowers are considered to be ‘off limits’ or a faux pas, so just work with your florist to create something that you feel may give the family comfort.
Another option for a traditional funeral flower purchase is to arrange flowers into a shape. Some common shapes are crosses and hearts. These typically have one color throughout the design with maybe a different color of flower around the border. You may also choose to have your gift of traditional funeral flowers arranged into an elegant wreath.
If you are delivering flowers directly to the family’s home, it is highly suggested that you purchase your funeral flower arrangement with a traditional vase. These are a no hassle gift, as they do not need to be re-cut or placed into another unit to keep fresh.
Because of their versatility with color and universal elegance, the most popular types of flowers you will find in traditional funeral arrangements are roses, lilies and carnations. As I mentioned earlier, there are tons of varieties of flowers, but people will most likely recognize these the most.
The only real rule to follow when purchasing traditional funeral flowers is to make sure you do not go overboard with your purchase, or buy an arrangement that is intended only for the immediate family to choose. After this, any of the above mentioned floral arrangements will be sure to make a very lovely gift.