Knowledge of etiquette when sending funeral flowers can help anyone confidently order funeral flowers appropriate to any situation. Your relationship to the deceased is the first thing to consider when ordering funeral flowers.  Knowledge of traditional flower choices for your type of relationship can help you choose the right funeral arrangement.

Funeral Flowers Sent by Immediate Family Members

This includes but is not limited to: Spouses, children, siblings, and parents as well as anyone who fulfills similar roles.

While it is appropriate for immediate family to order any type of floral tribute they desire, some types of funeral flowers and some display locations are generally considered to be strictly for them.  Flowers placed directly on or inside the casket almost always come from immediate family members. 

Typically, the casket spray comes from the spouse, children, siblings, or parents of the deceased.    Wreaths or pillows laid on the end of the casket usually come from the children, grandchildren, nieces or nephews of the departed.  Pillows or floral swags to go in the lid of the casket are most often provided by the children, grandchildren, parents, or grandparents. Flowers held in the hands of the deceased also traditionally come from immediate family

Immediate family members often order standing sprays or easel arrangements, or other funeral flowers to be displayed close by the casket. 

The following casket spray and inside casket piece would be items purchased by the immediate family.

Life & Remembrance Casket Spray
Life & Remembrance Casket Spray
$369.95

Our Ivory Gardens Cremation Adornment elegantly shows how much you care. Handcrafted with carnations, sprays roses, stock and daisy pompons, this arrangement can be placed on a table with an urn or framed photograph in the open center, creating a loving tribute for any service.

  • Item No. S5264s
  • Approximate Size: 12"h x 51"w

  • Flowers are hand-delivered by a local florist
  • Same day delivery is available for orders placed before 1:00 PM in the recipient’s time zone
  • A single delivery charge of $19.99 is applied to all orders.
  • Deliveries are made Monday to Saturday. We do not deliver on Sundays or holidays.
  • We accommodate requests for specific delivery times when we are able to do so
  • Items featured may vary depending upon availability

  • We send you an order confirmation by text and email
  • If you need help with your order, you can reply to the confirmation or phone us.
  • We strive to reply to all inquiries as soon as possible.
  • Most often, we reply in less than 20 minutes, and 90% of the time, in less than an hour

Description

Our Ivory Gardens Cremation Adornment elegantly shows how much you care. Handcrafted with carnations, sprays roses, stock and daisy pompons, this arrangement can be placed on a table with an urn or framed photograph in the open center, creating a loving tribute for any service.

  • Item No. S5264s
  • Approximate Size: 12"h x 51"w

  • Flowers are hand-delivered by a local florist
  • Same day delivery is available for orders placed before 1:00 PM in the recipient’s time zone
  • A single delivery charge of $19.99 is applied to all orders.
  • Deliveries are made Monday to Saturday. We do not deliver on Sundays or holidays.
  • We accommodate requests for specific delivery times when we are able to do so
  • Items featured may vary depending upon availability

  • We send you an order confirmation by text and email
  • If you need help with your order, you can reply to the confirmation or phone us.
  • We strive to reply to all inquiries as soon as possible.
  • Most often, we reply in less than 20 minutes, and 90% of the time, in less than an hour

Deeply Adored
Deeply Adored
$79.95

This lovely casket adornment is proof positive that your heart will always be with the dearly departed. Thoughtfully arranged in the shape of a heart with classic white roses and white carnations; the arrangement comes trimmed with a graceful bow with trailing draped ribbon ends. This sweet and touching display is perfect to comfort and console grieving friends and family. This item is not suitable for a residence.

  • Item No. S5-4974
  • Approximate Size: 7"h x 7"w

  • Flowers are hand-delivered by a local florist
  • Same day delivery is available for orders placed before 1:00 PM in the recipient’s time zone
  • A single delivery charge of $19.99 is applied to all orders.
  • Deliveries are made Monday to Saturday. We do not deliver on Sundays or holidays.
  • We accommodate requests for specific delivery times when we are able to do so
  • Items featured may vary depending upon availability

  • We send you an order confirmation by text and email
  • If you need help with your order, you can reply to the confirmation or phone us.
  • We strive to reply to all inquiries as soon as possible.
  • Most often, we reply in less than 20 minutes, and 90% of the time, in less than an hour

Description

This lovely casket adornment is proof positive that your heart will always be with the dearly departed. Thoughtfully arranged in the shape of a heart with classic white roses and white carnations; the arrangement comes trimmed with a graceful bow with trailing draped ribbon ends. This sweet and touching display is perfect to comfort and console grieving friends and family. This item is not suitable for a residence.

  • Item No. S5-4974
  • Approximate Size: 7"h x 7"w

  • Flowers are hand-delivered by a local florist
  • Same day delivery is available for orders placed before 1:00 PM in the recipient’s time zone
  • A single delivery charge of $19.99 is applied to all orders.
  • Deliveries are made Monday to Saturday. We do not deliver on Sundays or holidays.
  • We accommodate requests for specific delivery times when we are able to do so
  • Items featured may vary depending upon availability

  • We send you an order confirmation by text and email
  • If you need help with your order, you can reply to the confirmation or phone us.
  • We strive to reply to all inquiries as soon as possible.
  • Most often, we reply in less than 20 minutes, and 90% of the time, in less than an hour

Wreaths, hearts, fireside baskets, vase arrangements, and table arrangements are popular choices.

 

Funeral Flowers Sent by Extended Family

This includes but is not limited to: nieces and nephews, cousins, great grandchildren, and close friends of the deceased.

The extended family has a wide variety of funeral flower options.  Funeral flower etiquette for extended family members is very simple; extended family members can send everything from traditional standing sprays to less formal floral arrangements suitable for family members to take home instead of to the cemetery.

 An example of a standing spray that can be sent by the extended family.

Faithful Friend Standing Spray
Faithful Friend Standing Spray
$194.95

A collection of bold blue flowers shares a tribute that words cannot express. Designed with lilies, roses, delphinium and snapdragons our Faithful Friend Standing Spray is a grand gesture to express kindness and solace to a loved one while they are remembering the life they cherished so much.

  • Item No. S5302s
  • Approximate Size: 34"h x 23"w

  • Flowers are hand-delivered by a local florist
  • Same day delivery is available for orders placed before 1:00 PM in the recipient’s time zone
  • A single delivery charge of $19.99 is applied to all orders.
  • Deliveries are made Monday to Saturday. We do not deliver on Sundays or holidays.
  • We accommodate requests for specific delivery times when we are able to do so
  • Items featured may vary depending upon availability

  • We send you an order confirmation by text and email
  • If you need help with your order, you can reply to the confirmation or phone us.
  • We strive to reply to all inquiries as soon as possible.
  • Most often, we reply in less than 20 minutes, and 90% of the time, in less than an hour

Description

A collection of bold blue flowers shares a tribute that words cannot express. Designed with lilies, roses, delphinium and snapdragons our Faithful Friend Standing Spray is a grand gesture to express kindness and solace to a loved one while they are remembering the life they cherished so much.

  • Item No. S5302s
  • Approximate Size: 34"h x 23"w

  • Flowers are hand-delivered by a local florist
  • Same day delivery is available for orders placed before 1:00 PM in the recipient’s time zone
  • A single delivery charge of $19.99 is applied to all orders.
  • Deliveries are made Monday to Saturday. We do not deliver on Sundays or holidays.
  • We accommodate requests for specific delivery times when we are able to do so
  • Items featured may vary depending upon availability

  • We send you an order confirmation by text and email
  • If you need help with your order, you can reply to the confirmation or phone us.
  • We strive to reply to all inquiries as soon as possible.
  • Most often, we reply in less than 20 minutes, and 90% of the time, in less than an hour

Extended family members should contact the funeral home to find out visitation and service times and have that information ready to supply to the florist or to add to the "Special Instructions" section if ordering online.

With Distinction
With Distinction
$169.95

This breathtaking array of red, white and blue flowers will exemplify the strength and honor of your loved one. This gorgeous patriotic mix includes red roses, red carnations, white snapdragons and white chrysanthemums accented with blue hydrangea and blue delphinium lovingly arranged in a white urn.

  • Item No. T240-1A
  • Approximate Size: 34 1/2" h x 30 1/2" w

  • Flowers are hand-delivered by a local florist
  • Same day delivery is available for orders placed before 1:00 PM in the recipient’s time zone
  • A single delivery charge of $19.99 is applied to all orders.
  • Deliveries are made Monday to Saturday. We do not deliver on Sundays or holidays.
  • We accommodate requests for specific delivery times when we are able to do so
  • Items featured may vary depending upon availability

  • We send you an order confirmation by text and email
  • If you need help with your order, you can reply to the confirmation or phone us.
  • We strive to reply to all inquiries as soon as possible.
  • Most often, we reply in less than 20 minutes, and 90% of the time, in less than an hour

Description

This breathtaking array of red, white and blue flowers will exemplify the strength and honor of your loved one. This gorgeous patriotic mix includes red roses, red carnations, white snapdragons and white chrysanthemums accented with blue hydrangea and blue delphinium lovingly arranged in a white urn.

  • Item No. T240-1A
  • Approximate Size: 34 1/2" h x 30 1/2" w

  • Flowers are hand-delivered by a local florist
  • Same day delivery is available for orders placed before 1:00 PM in the recipient’s time zone
  • A single delivery charge of $19.99 is applied to all orders.
  • Deliveries are made Monday to Saturday. We do not deliver on Sundays or holidays.
  • We accommodate requests for specific delivery times when we are able to do so
  • Items featured may vary depending upon availability

  • We send you an order confirmation by text and email
  • If you need help with your order, you can reply to the confirmation or phone us.
  • We strive to reply to all inquiries as soon as possible.
  • Most often, we reply in less than 20 minutes, and 90% of the time, in less than an hour

 

Funeral Flowers Sent by Acquaintances Co-Workers and Business Associates

This includes but is not limited to: co-workers, employers, employees, and service providers.

Acquaintances and business associates may send funeral flowers of almost any type save those that go on or in the casket. Flowers sent by aquintances and business associates specifically includes basket arrangements, standing sprays, wreaths and plants.

A selection of basket arrangements.

A selection of wreaths.

 

Funeral Flowers Sent by Friends of Family Members

Friends of family members often choose funeral flowers which are meaningful or particularly enjoyed by the family member or members they are friends with. Types of funeral flowers can be sent by friends of family members inlcude basket arrangements, standing sprays, wreaths and plants.

 If your relationship is with a certain family member or friend of the deceased it is certainly within funeral flower etiquette to send the funeral arrangment directly to the family member or friend of the deceased. 

Funeral Flowers - Etiquette for Everyone

Have your information ready before placing your order of funeral flowers. This includes the full name of the deceased, the location or locations of the funeral services, the wording for the enclosure card, and a method of payment.  This helps the florist process your order faster and more efficiently and prevents delivery errors.

Order funeral flowers as soon as possible.  This allows you to have more flower choices and ensures your funeral arrangement’s arrival in time for the next visitation or service.  If you do not find out in time to order flowers in time for the first visitation, funeral flowers may still be sent to the second visitation (if there is one), the church or graveside service.  Failing that, sympathy flowers can be sent to the home of one or more of the deceased’s family members or friends.

If your relationship is with a certain family member or friend of the deceased it is certainly within funeral flower etiquette to send the funeral arrangment directly to the family member or friend of the deceased. 

Sending Funeral Flowers to the Home or Office

Flowers sent directly to the home or office can be very personal and meaningful condolences.  The most important thing to keep in mind is to avoid arrangements clearly designed for display only in a funeral home.  It is best to avoid standing sprays, easel arrangements, stylized or one-sided fireside baskets, and anything designed in a disposable container.

While it’s also a good idea to avoid balloons and teddy bears on a stick, sympathy flowers sent to homes and offices should be celebrations of life. Plants are a wonderful choice as they celebrate life and also last longer than fresh cut funeral flowers.

Stick to arrangements you could easily see yourself giving the same person under happier circumstances and you are sure to make a great choice.