Commonly asked questions about funeral flowers
What is a funeral wreath & what is the symbolism?
Is it appropriate to send a Wreath?
Where is it appropriate to send a wreath?
Which wreath is most appropriate to send?
Memorial Service v's Funeral Service - what should i send?
What do you say on a Funeral message?
How do you order a funeral wreath?
Where do you send flowers to for a funeral?
What is a funeral wreath & what is the symbolism?A wreath is an assortment of flowers constructed to form the shape of a circle or ring. They can be hollow or full circles and are shaped as circles to represent eternal life. They can be made with many different flowers and come in many styles to choose from. While some can be quite colourful and flamboyant, generally the tones are neutral with white being the most popular colour. View the funeral wreath range.
Is it appropriate to send a Wreath?We send wreaths to funerals to show our support to the family that is grieving. When words can be difficult to say, we often use flowers to express our condolences. It is acceptable in most faiths to send a wreath to the funeral service. In some cases the family may choose a donation to a charity in Lieu of flowers. In these cases it's important to respect the families wishes. Sometimes people donate and also send flowers. While it is generally not accepted to send flowers to the funeral of those from Jewish & Muslim faiths, in recent times, more liberal families are more accepting of flowers and it's advisable to ask the family member first.
Where is it appropriate to send a wreath?Wreaths are most commonly delivered to chapels, churches & funeral homes but can also be delivered to memorial services and wake services.
Which wreath is most appropriate to send?It generally depends if you're sending to the funeral of a lady or gentleman. For the passing a lady it is most appropriate to send flowers in pink, white, purple, red or yellow tones. For gentlemen, it would generally be more appropriate if you send more masculine colours such as blue, red, orange, yellow & white. Although there are no specific rules to what you can send, it's important to select a floral tribute that you are happy with. Some in the Christian Orthodox faiths choose to send a cross wreath. It's important to not place too much emphasis on the type of wreath or colour but rather it's the act of offering a tribute to the family to show your respects. Many customers often become overwhelmed with what to send and cannot decide, please be mindful that it's the thought of you expressing your sympathies that matters most - so there is no right or wrong.
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What do you say on a Funeral message?Being a sensitive time for the family it's important that in your message you are brief and concise with your message. Unless you are immediate family, card messages should simply convey your sympathies and address it to who the flowers are from. Browse a list of our common card messages for funerals.
How do you order a funeral wreath?Ordering a funeral wreath is no different to ordering flowers for a birthday, anniversary or graduation. We basically require a delivery address and a card message along with the product you have chosen. If you are sending the wreath to a church, chapel, wake or funeral home we will also require the time the service is starting - these details can be entered directly onto our website form. Apart from the service time, all other details are the same. You will need to address the order & card message to the family name of the deceased, never use the name of the deceased when addressing your order, this is inappropriate. We will gather the name of the deceased when you place your order and this will only be used to confirm that you wreath is at the right place, time and address when we deliver. Customers sometimes over-complicate the ordering of a funeral wreath, please be assured that if there is anything wrong with your order, we will raise this with you and rectify it before we deliver.
Where do you send flowers to for a funeral?Upon hearing the news that someone you know has passed away, customers have the choice of sending flowers to the immediate families home, directly to the funeral service or sometimes both. If you choose to send flowers to the home, you will need to select a product from our sympathy flower range. Otherwise, if you decide to send flowers directly to the funeral service, you can choose from our funeral flower range. Flowers being delivered to homes are different styles such as bouquets & arrangements that the family can display in their home leading up to the funeral service. Flowers delivered directly to the funeral service are typically wreaths, sheaves, crosses or casket flowers - the only difference is that they differ in design.
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