In previous blogs I’ve talked about where to send sympathy flowers. Now, based on where you send them let’s talk about what type of arrangements to send. Today’s blog post focuses on flowers sent to the service.
Typically, the most majestic and prominent arrangements are ones that come from immediate family members. These arrangements include casket sprays, wreaths, and standing easel sprays. If you are the parents, child, or sibling of the deceased these would be your first choice of flower arrangements to send. Below (from left) are examples of a casket spray, cross, wreath with picture and standing heart wreath spray.
Other friends and family also want to celebrate the life of their beloved as well. If you are sending flowers for a relative or a close friend, smaller scale versions of these arrangements can be tailored to suit your needs.
Another way to really celebrate the person who passed is to ask for a customized tribute that reflects a hobby or interest, or special items that were meaningful to them. We can incorporate any item, and can put our creative ideas to work to make a very special piece.
Florists are there to help you when deciding what to order and are happy to offer assistance if you’re not sure what the appropriate arrangement would be. Typically these arrangements are used at both the viewing and the Memorial Service. Also, remember if you are an out-of-town family member or friend that timing the delivery is important as to not disrupt the flow of the services. As long as you order with enough time, your florist will be able to coordinate the delivery time with the funeral home or church who is hosting the service.
If you did not have a close relationship to the deceased or if there is a possibility that the flowers would not arrive to the services in time, sending arrangements to the home of the surviving relative is completely appropriate. See our blog post called Three Tips for Sympathy Flowers sent to the Home.
Every situation is unique and God’s Garden Treasures is here to help you in deciding what arrangements to send and where to send them. Don’t hesitate to call us with any questions that you might have.