Tips for Choosing the Right Types of Flowers for a Funeral Service

By: Greg Hurd
Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Flowers are an important part of any funeral service here at Hurd Funeral Homes in Chillicothe, Illinois. The different flowers and how they can be arranged in different ways help to symbolise our sympathy, love, and compassion for the grieving family. They also act as great symbols of soul rebirth and hope, besides comforting the remaining friends and family. Here are a few tips for choosing the most suitable flowers from the local florists for a funeral or memorial service.

1. Lilies

Lilies are considered as highly universal flowers, available in most local florists that are great for most occasions. It symbolises restored innocence, with the white variety being a common choice for funeral use.

 

2. Gladioli

One of the more traditional or classic choices for a funeral service is the very tall gladioli flowers. Available in many different colours, these flowers convey moral integrity and great character.

 

3. Carnations

Since they easily keep longer than most flowers, carnations are great for a funeral service. White carnations symbolise pure love, while the pink varieties represent remembrance.

 

4. Chrysanthemums

Chrysanthemums are commonly used in many countries solely as memorial or funeral flowers. With different symbolisms determining in which region of the world they are used, many local florists consider chrysanthemums as a cheerful and positive tribute.

 

5. Roses

The use of roses at a funeral service is also very common, especially since roses are very versatile with varied meanings. For instance, red represents love, white represents innocence, pink conveys appreciation, and yellow represents strong ties, while dark crimson shows sorrow.

 

Other notable types of flowers for use in a funeral includes the daffodils, tulips, peace lily plant, orchid plant and hydrangea plant. All these flowers are considered appropriate gestures to send to bereaved families. Here are a few tips regarding where these flowers should be delivered:

Funeral Home – It is recommended to send tribute flower delivers from local florists to the funeral home before the funeral as it ensures that all the flowers will arrive together with the coffin. Sending the flowers to the funeral home also gives the director a chance to organise the flowers comfortably for the funeral service.

Residential address – Flowers can also be sent to your residential address, for instance, where the wake is being held. The funeral procession usually beings from this point to the funeral home. Make sure you have someone available who will receive the deliveries from local florists.

 

Hurd Funeral Homes is ready to guide to choose the best flowers for your funeral service. Contact us today for more information and let us help you give your loved one a proper send-off.

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