Things to Consider When Choosing Funeral Flowers

Things to Consider When Choosing Funeral Flowers

Funeral flowers have a huge impact on the mood of a funeral. The right choice can help create an environment that is comforting, serene,and peaceful. In this entry, we explore some ideas for picking out the best funeral flowers to help you to give your loved one a befitting sendoff.

1. The Deceased's Preferences and Tastes
Funeral flowers should take into account the deceased's interests, lifestyle, or personal tastes. For example, you could go with green if they were particularly fond of nature or white if they were known for impeccable cleanliness. If you don't know much about their interests, one option is to choose something that symbolizes peace. In this regard, peace lilies, white roses, or amaryllis can be a good fit. Tulips can also be a good choice because they usually represent thoughtfulness or good intentions.

2. Your Relationship to the Deceased
How you're related to the departed dictates the type of bouquet you choose. As a rule of thumb, the closer the relationship, the more elaborate the bouquet should be. The largest flowers are usually reserved for the deceased's immediate family, including wreaths, diamond-shaped arrangements, and casket spray. Smaller flowers such as sprays and sheaves are good for friends and colleagues.

3. Religion
Flowers have different meanings in different religions. Some are considered acceptable while others aren't. For example, the rose is a Catholic symbol with strong links to the rosary and Saint Rose of Viterbo–the revered patron of Italy and Venice in the 12th century. Indians prefer brightly colored garlands. On the other hand, Muslims generally prefer not to bring or send any flowers to a funeral. It would be good etiquette to consult family members before making a decision.

4. The Family's Wishes
A proper sendoff should be an honor both for the departed person and the family left behind. Some families may specify the type of flowers they want to receive, usually through obituary notices in print or online media. It's good etiquette to honor their wishes and consult in the lead-up to the funeral.

5. Express Yourself
There is no "right" answer when it comes to picking out the right funeral flowers or arrangements for your loved one's service. Sometimes you simply need to do what feels right for you. Funeral flowers can be as personal as those attending the service wish them to be, so don't feel like there is any pressure in making this decision alone.

Most importantly, Nbu's Flowers are here to help you choose the best. We've got you covered from start to finish with your choice of casket arrangements, urns, or scatterings. Our professional staff is sensitive to your needs during this difficult time and will help you create a meaningful memory that brings comfort and peace to you and your loved ones.

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