Funeral flowers have been used to express condolences and sympathy for centuries and many people find them comforting during the mourning process. The loss of a loved one is never easy, but these traditions can offer some comfort and stability during difficult times. Choosing a flower arrangement can be a highly personal decision, and the shape and flowers you choose will depend on your preferences.
It might also feel difficult to make a clear decision if you’re in the midst of grief or have lots of other practical arrangements to sort out. If you’d like to know more about the different types of arrangements and popular funeral flowers, see below for our handy guide.
Popular flower varieties
Flowers hold certain meanings and many people choose particular funeral flowers to express their feelings. Lilies remain highly popular as they symbolise innocence and a return to peace. Roses are another lovely choice, as they represent love (and purity if you opt for white roses). Orchids represent eternal love, making them another flower often seen at funerals, especially in colours of pink and white.
This arrangement is traditionally a large, flat bouquet of long stem flowers, laid on top of a coffin or casket. The coffin spray is usually chosen by close family members and there’s a wide variety of colours, styles and sizes to choose from.
This is another floral tribute often chosen by family members and it comprises a band of flowers and leaves held together in a circle. The circular shape represents eternal life and you’ll often see wreaths displayed on stands during the funeral service.
Posies and baskets
Posies and baskets are smaller arrangements containing a mix of flowers and foliage. They’re often chosen as tributes by extended family and friends and can be displayed on tables or near the coffin. It’s always a good idea to check with the family of the deceased before sending any floral tributes, as some people prefer no flowers or donations to a charity instead.
If you’re looking for a beautiful way to pay your respects, consider a funeral floral tribute from Stockman & Loram. We have a range of trusted florists on our books and we can offer expert assistance and knowledge to help you choose the perfect tribute. We offer a wide range of funeral flower arrangements, from traditional coffin sprays to posies, tied bouquets and name arrangements. For more information about our flower services, give us a call today on 01803 882385 or visit our website.