Did you know that more than 60 million flowers were left in London in honor of Princess Diana when she died?
Flowers have been given and displayed during funerals for many years, not only do they show love, but also peace.
If you have an upcoming funeral and want to buy a meaningful bouquet or arrangement, there are a few things to consider.
Continue reading if you want to learn how to buy funeral flowers, whether you are organizing the event or are a guest!
Select Your Flowers
One of the first steps to getting funeral flowers is to identify which flowers you want.
Some people buy flowers that were meaningful to their lost loved one. The meaning of funeral flowers depends on the colors and type of flower you choose. White and red roses are often given to loved ones, such as close family members and significant others.
Lillies, orchids, and carnations are also popular choices given by guests. If you are buying flowers for the ceremony, you can incorporate them all.
Find a Florist
If you are shopping for funeral flowers, you should try to find a reputable florist.
You can search for local florist shops that can get you the arrangements you need on time. Pay attention to the prices for your flowers, especially if you are getting them for the funeral ceremony. A great way to find a good florist is by going online and looking at their previous arrangements through a website or social media.
Notify Florist of Delivery Date
It is best to order funeral flower arrangements ahead of time so that the florist can get the flowers in stock and make the arrangements.
Once you know the date of the funeral, you will need to inform the florist so that the job can get done in time. Depending on the florist, they may not charge a rush fee since it is for a funeral. Guests should also get flowers delivered so that they aren’t worried about flowers on the day of the ceremony.
Choose an Arrangement
When it comes to choosing funeral flower arrangements, you should know what to look for.
Bouquets are a common arrangement that guests bring to the immediate family. These can be made up of any flower, especially if one resonates with you and the person you lost. Roses and babies’ breath are also popular choices.
Sprays and wreaths are other options for your flower arrangements. These are often displayed during the funeral and at the gravesite.
Which Funeral Flowers Will You Buy?
Finding the best funeral flowers will take thought and consideration.
No matter what types of flowers you choose, make sure they have a connection with you and the person you are remembering. Flowers should be ordered in advance, especially if you are getting multiple pieces.
Don’t be afraid to look for inspiration online, many florists post their work and it can easily be customized.
Be sure to check out our blog for more articles about funeral planning and showing loved ones that you care!