Funerals are a mix of remembrance and celebration of the life of the loved one lost and the floral tributes you can send can be as reflective as the person you are remembering. The experienced team of florists at Hanako understand what a difficult time it can be when selecting flowers and aim to make the process as easy and personal as possible.
Funeral flowers can add warmth and beauty to a very sad occasion and whether you need flowers for the service itself or want to send flowers in remembrance there are many options for you to choose from.
Here are some ideas on funeral flowers and funeral floral arrangements:
A Casket Blanket – Covering the casket with a basket of flowers is a beautiful way to create a positive atmosphere at the funeral. The flowers can be traditional or can represent the person who has died or the family to which they belonged.
A Casket Spray – These sprays are added to the top of the casket, for the family to pay a loving tribute to the person they have loved and lost. A casket spray is elegant and comes in a range of sizes and styles depending on the wishes of the family.
Easel Sprays – These flowers are some of the first flowers that will be seen at the funeral. These sprays can be made in any shape and with many different flowers, including carnations, lilies, or roses. They are often only seen from the front but can be made in the round if that is what is needed.
Funeral Flower Pillows – These flowers, as the name suggests are in the shape of a pillow, which represents peace and comfort. The bottom is often made to represent a carpet of flowers with more personal flowers added to the top to represent the families wishes.
Funeral Hearts – Love is represented in the heart shaped arrangement and these are often sent to the families of the departed to show how much they are being thought of at this very sad time. These can come with or without a stand and in different sizes.
Funeral Crosses – These are appropriate in certain religions and as many funerals are still held in churches these are appropriate in these settings. Seeing a beautiful cross full of flowers can bring great comfort to those who are grieving and can represent the faith of the person who has died.
Flower Baskets – A basket of flowers is a lovely gift to send the bereaved family, especially if the person cannot attend the funeral. It shows that the thoughts of the person are with the family and they can be tailored with any appropriate flowers.
Floor Bouquets - These flowers are made to sit on the floor and can be used to decorate at the funeral service or along a memory pathway.
These are just a few ideas on including and incorporating flowers into a funeral service, or what to send to a grieving family.