Posted On 09 Jun 2018
It can be uncomfortable to offer your condolences to somebody that has just lost a loved one because nothing you say or do can take away the pain. Flowers are a lovely way to express your sorrow and love and tell someone that you are there for them during this difficult phase. It is important to know what the different types of funeral flowers arrangements are to ensure that you send the right one.
Here Are the 6 Main Types of Funeral Flowers Arrangements
Florists typically make funeral bouquets with different types of flowers that are considered suitable depending on the funeral traditions. Bouquets specifically made for funeral are usually placed in baskets but without a handle. It is even possible to get custom-made bouquets with a personalized touch. Funeral bouquets are ideal when sending flowers to a person’s home.
2. Easel Sprays
Easel sprays are made in such a way that they are placed either on a wire stand or an easel that’s placed next to the casket at the funeral home. They are traditionally a mix of different types of flowers. You can only view them from one direction and are usually only sent by close friends or family members.
3. Casket Sprays
Casket sprays are also referred to as casket covers and are traditionally sent by either a partner of the deceased or an immediate member of the family. The floral arrangement is designed in such a way that it can be placed on the casket.
4. Funeral Cross
A funeral cross is a floral arrangement that’s shaped like a cross. They are typically mounted on a stand and placed close to the casket of the deceased. You can also find smaller funeral crosses that can be placed inside the casket by children related to the deceased. Funeral cross arrangements are usually only sent by immediate family.
Wreaths are the most common floral arrangement in funerals. They are typically floral in shape but they can also be heart-shaped. Wreaths are designed to be a symbol of eternal life. They can be a gesture of sympathy that can be sent by anybody that knew the deceased. Wreaths can be either taken to the burial site or sent to the funeral home.
6. Vase Arrangement
Floral vase arrangements can be sent by anybody to either the office or home of the deceased or the funeral home. Floral funeral vase arrangements are typically small and not too elaborate. Today, it is common to choose vase arrangements that reflect the hobbies and interests of the deceased.
Sending flowers to somebody when you hear of the demise of their loved one is a very important gesture. While it isn’t easy to console a person that has loved one or even make them feel better, sending flowers is a great way to let them know that you share in their pain and that you are ready to stand with them during this moment of grief and sorrow.