When you hear about a friend’s passing, you may want to send funeral flowers to the funeral home in Denver, CO. as a token of your love and condolences. However, there are some things you should know about sending funeral flowers as they are different than sympathy flowers that are sent to someone’s home. Keep reading as we explain more about funeral arrangements and what you need to know about sending them.
What Are Funeral Flowers
As mentioned, funeral flowers are different than sympathy flowers. When we talk about funeral flowers, we are referring to arrangements sent to the funeral home or church that will be used in the funeral as well as any other services. These are typically larger arrangements sent by family or very close family friends.
On the other hand, sympathy flowers are those arrangements that are sent to the family’s home by friends, coworkers, etc. These arrangements are smaller in scale and are meant to offer support and condolences.
Funeral Flower Arrangements
When sending funeral flowers, you will have many options for the types of flowers as well as the types of arrangements. Some of the most popular arrangement types are:
- Sprays – These arrangements are made from long-stemmed plants and flowers and are typically seen covering the lid of the casket. They may also be seen being displayed on a flower stand
- Crosses, Hearts, Other Shapes – These shaped arrangements are normally placed near the casket during the service.
- Wreaths – A wreath arrangement is often displayed near the casket on an easel or other stand. These arrangements may also be taken to the burial site after the funeral service.
What Type of Flowers are Appropriate for Funeral Flowers
Different flowers carry different meanings. This is true when it comes to the type of lower as well as the color. Since flowers hold various meanings, you want to make sure your funeral flower arrangement only contains those flowers that are most appropriate. Some of the most commonly used flowers used in funeral arrangements are:
- Lavender – Signifies grace and purity
- Daises – Represent peace and hope
- Yellow lilies – Express thankfulness
- Irises – Represent faith, courage, wisdom, and admiration
- Orchids – Signify hope, love, and courage
- Gladiolus – Represent strength and integrity
- Tulips – Express love, peace, and hope
- Snapdragons – Show grace and strength
- Calla Lilies – Express rebirth
Sending the Funeral Flowers
While sympathy flowers are for the family and sent to their home, funeral flowers are used in the services and therefore need to be sent to the funeral home or other location where the services will be taking place.
When you send your arrangement to the location, always be sure to include the family’s name or the name of the deceased so that the location will know what service they should go to.
If you wish to send funeral flowers, there are many online as well as local florists that can help you create a beautiful arrangement. If you would like to send one that is already premade, you can often find those online and locally as well.
To learn more about funeral flowers or services provided by funeral homes in Denver, CO., feel free to reach out to us anytime as we are happy to answer any questions you may have.