Flowers have been a part of ceremonies for thousands of years, but with so many different type of flowers available, it can be a little overwhelming to choose the right kind of funerals flowers for your loved one.

Different Types of Funeral Floral Arrangements;

Casket Sprays
A floral arrangement laid across the top of the casket which is usually purchased by the immediate family of the deceased.

Floral Bouquets
Often displayed in a vase or basket.

Standing Wreaths
A decorative floral arrangement placed on an easel to be prominently displayed at the funeral.

Four Most Popular Funeral Flower Choices;

1. Lilies
The most commonly seen flower funeral arrangements, this majestic flower traditionally symbolises that the soul of the deceased has returned to a peaceful state of innocence.

2. Roses
Everyone’s favourite flower to say “I love you” no matter the occasion. White roses are the ultimate symbol of spirituality, purity, and innocence. While, red roses connotes great love and deep crimson roses denote grief and sorrow.

3. Carnations
Strongly scented and generally affordable. These pretty flowers comes in many colours. The most common at funerals are white which symbolises innocence, pink portrays love and red remembrance.

4. Chrysanthemums
More commonly known as ‘mums’, this popular funeral flower signifies deep grief. White chrysanthemums symbolises a close relationship with the deceased.

But What happens to the flowers after the funeral?

Unfortunately in most instances, after a funeral service has taken place, flower displays are left to wilt at the graveside.

A Greener Alternative = SILK FLOWERS/WREATHS

This green option is cost-effective and eco-friendly. Artificial wreaths are so realistic that they are quite often mistaken for fresh flowers.

Take a look at www.rent-a-wreath.co.uk for inspiration!

Available for hire in a variety of sizes, styles and colours – with optional lights, ribbons and decorations. We work closely with this company and you can rest assured that the wreath you hire will be delivered directly to the funeral director and collected after the funeral has taken place. That’s one less wreath in the landfill!

Floral arrangements are an important aspect of any funeral and we’d be more than happy to point you in the right direction, whether a local florist or silk flower hire.