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Choosing your funeral tributes

It can be hard to know where to start with funeral flowers but this guide, and our community of florists, will help you choose a beautiful and thoughtful tribute.

Should I send or arrange flowers?

Many funerals feature flowers, but it usually depends on the wishes of the family. Whether or not flowers are appropriate might also depend on the faith of the person who has passed away, and some families might prefer donations to a charity instead. If you aren’t immediate family, or organising the funeral, check for an obituary or notice in the paper (or online) to find out if the family will welcome flowers.

Types of funeral flowers

There are different types of arrangement, some are usually chosen only by immediate family or the person organising the funeral, while others can be sent by anyone looking to share their support and sympathy.

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Sprays and Sheafs

These arrangements are like hand-tied bouquets but they’re designed to lay flat. They’re suitable for any mourner.

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Wreaths

Symbolising never ending love and emotion, wreaths are a popular funeral tribute that can placed on the grave.

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Posies and Pillows

Delicate and dome-shaped posies are often chosen by distant relatives or the younger members of the family.

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Funeral Hearts

Heart-shaped, rectangular or square designs are often chosen as tributes from close relatives

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Casket Tributes and Crosses

Casket sprays are large, diamond shapes tributes that go on top of the coffin. Usually they’re chosen by immediate family or the person arranging the funeral.

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Bespoke Tributes

Funeral letters and bespoke tributes are usually chosen by members of immediate family and are sent to the funeral directors so they can accompany the coffin in the hearse.

Rely on our community of florists

Our funeral flowers are always hand-crafted and delivered by our community of florists. They have years of experience and skill crafting thoughtful tributes and delivering them sensitively and they’ll working with you and the funeral directors.

Bespoke Tributes

If you’d like a tribute in a bespoke shape our community of florists will be glad to help. They will work closely with you to create a custom funeral tribute that’s fitting and meaningful.

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Crafted by Hilary's Floral Design, Abergavenny

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Crafted by Kevin Johnson

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Crafted by Kevin Johnson

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Crafted by Margaret Taylor

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Crafted by Laura Peltell

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Crafted by Andrea Chant

Which flowers are used at funerals?

The meaning of flowers (also known as floriography) becomes even more significant when remembering a loved one. That’s why our community of florists pay close attention to the meaning of the blooms when they craft any tribute. Here are some of the flowers they like to use.

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Roses

Their meaning changes according to their colour, from red meaning love and passion to yellow meaning friendship.

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Lilies

White and elegant, lilies represent purity, innocence and sympathy.

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Carnations

Another bloom that’s meaning changes with their colour. Dark red carnations symbolise deep affection while pink show a Mother’s everlasting love.

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Gerberas

These bright daisy-like flowers come in all sorts of lovely shades and symbolise loyal love and innocence.

What to write on funeral flowers

When someone passes away it can be hard to express your feelings and sympathy, you might be worried about saying the wrong thing, so we’ve collected some messages to help you find the right words.

Condolence messages

Funeral Flower Messages

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Choosing readings and hymns for a funeral

If you’re struggling for ideas for what to say at a funeral, our collection of readings, religious and non-religious, and hymns might help

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Condolence Messages for a Sympathy Card

When someone close to you is grieving, it’s only natural that you want to reach out and let them know you care. We've created this guide to condolence messages to help you understand what to write in a sympathy card so they know they’re never far from your thoughts.

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Funeral Flowers

Our funeral flowers are hand-crafted with the utmost care by our florists, working with you to create a meaningful tribute for your loved one.