Funerals are never easy for anyone, and deciding how best to express your sympathy for a grieving loved one can be difficult as well. Sending funeral flowers is a tasteful and beautiful way to honor the deceased and express your love and compassion for the bereaved. But what flower arrangement should you choose? When is the best time to send it? Here, the florists at Devine Orchid Florist in Hamden, CT, who have specialized in funeral flowers for over 30 years, answer some of your frequently asked questions about how and when to send funeral and sympathy flowers.
Funeral Flower Etiquette FAQ
What Flower Arrangement Is Best?
There are many different options to express your sympathy for friends and loved ones during this difficult time. Popular choices include funeral standing sprays, wreaths, and flower baskets. These options are ideal as they are portable and can be easily transported from the funeral home or cemetery back to the family’s home.
Which Flowers Should You Choose?
When deciding on funeral flowers, consider choosing the favorite flowers of the deceased loved one, if you knew them well. Otherwise, flower arrangements that include white lilies, carnations, or chrysanthemums are typically appropriate for most ceremonies.
Can You Send Flowers After The Ceremony?
If you hear about the loss after the funeral, but would still like to express your sympathy, you are welcome to send a small bouquet and condolence card to the home of the family. This gesture expresses your remorse and shows support for the family during this difficult time.
Should You Include a Card?
If you can find the words to express how you feel, a heartfelt letter is always appreciated and respected by the grieving family. However, if you don’t know just what to say, you can still include a card in the funeral flowers with your name hat reads “My Deepest Condolences” or “With Love and Sympathy.”
When you want to express your love and support for a grieving family, Devine Orchid Florist will help you select the right flower arrangement. Visit the website to learn more about their selection of wedding flowers, anniversary flowers, birthday flowers, and more. To order a bouquet, call (203) 535-1626 or shop online via Teleflora or FTD. Free delivery is available for the cities of Cheshire, Hamden, North Haven, and New Haven, while all other cities are just $10.