- How to choose funeral flowers?
How to choose funeral flowers?
Heart-shaped arrangement for funeral
You can use the traditional language of flowers to convey your feelings, send a meaningful message and pay tribute to the deceased. At Florist Hanoi, it is our pleasure to provide families with information regarding funeral floral arrangements. Many people ask us about symbolic funeral flowers; we have created this summary of the meaning behind popular funeral floral arrangements to help guide your thoughts when choosing funeral flowers.
A funeral is one occasion where the meaning of flowers is more significant than ever. The traditional language of flowers provides a way to express your feelings and send a meaningful message.
Top funeral flowers include:
Lilies are said to represent the peaceful innocence that is restored to the soul of the departed. This strongly aromatic blossom is the flower most commonly associated with funeral services and is often presented in large bouquets to decorate the chapel. There are many varieties of lilies available, the white stargazer lily is believed to be a symbol of sympathy.
A long lasting and fragrant flower, carnations are a popular choice for sympathy arrangements and are often included in wreaths and standing sprays. Carnations are available in many colors and each color carries a unique meaning. The red carnation is said to evoke affection, a pink carnation represents remembrance and the white tends to symbolise pure love and innocence.
Roses are a very popular and traditional funeral flower. Each color of rose carries a unique connotation. White roses evoke reverence, humility and innocence. Red roses convey respect, love and courage. Pink roses signify love, grace and appreciation. Dark crimson roses denote grief and sorrow. Yellow roses are traditionally presented by close friends to symbolise their strong ties to the deceased. A single rose, included in a mixed bouquet, is thought to express enduring love for the deceased.
Orchid flowers are often chosen for funeral floral arrangement
Freshly cut stems of orchid flowers are often chosen for funeral floral arrangements and sometimes potted orchids are given to the bereaved as a gesture of sympathy. Pale pink and pure white colored orchids are representative of the traditional colors of sympathy. Many florists suggest featuring either the phalaenopsis orchid or the dendrobium orchid in funeral floral tributes.
The beautiful blooms of the hydrangea plant are believed to symbolise true and heartfelt sincerity. Often used in decorative bouquets, hydrangea flowers are a long-lasting and vibrant choice. Hydrangeas are available in white, pink, purple or blue and a variety of petal shapes including mophead, panicle and lace-cap. If planted from a cutting, the mophead hydrangea will continue to bloom for many years and provide the bereaved with a pretty focus for remembrance.
What kinds of funeral flower arrangements are there?
Casket sprays are placed directly on top of the coffin. These are often large, diamond-shaped tributes. In most instances the casket spray is chosen by immediate family or the person arranging the funeral.
Sprays and sheafs
A spray or sheaf arrangement looks very similar to a hand-tied bouquet but is designed to lay flat, making it practical for lying next to the casket or graveside. It is suitable for any mourner to send a spray or sheaf style funeral arrangement.
The traditional circular design of wreaths is a popular choice and often selected to symbolise never ending love and emotion.
wreaths is a popular choice and often selected to symbolise never ending love and emotion
Hearts and cushions
Heart-shaped, rectangular or square designs are often chosen as tributes from close relatives.
Funeral flowers are a traditional way to pay tribute to the deceased, however some people hesitate to send flowers to a funeral because they are unsure of the proper etiquette. We're here to help with a handy guide on how to choose funeral flowers. That’s some things to consider when choosing funeral flowers for a loved one.
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