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.

Celestial Love $79.95
Living Spirit Dishgarden $64.95
Divine Light $249.95
Ocean Devotion $74.95

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.

Golden Garden Casket Spray

Golden Garden Casket Spray Item No. T243-1A In our darkest hours, a radiant display of sunshine is sure to warm hearts, especially when the sunshine is delivered in such a beautiful way. This spray offers an abundance of brilliant yellow blossoms. Sunny yellow roses, spray roses, carnations, chrysanthemums, snapdragons and more are arranged in a dazzling full casket spray. Approximate Size: 16" h x 64" w $374.95


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Forever in Our Hearts Casket Adornment

Forever in Our Hearts Casket Adornment Item No. S17-4472 The Forever in Our Hearts Casket Adornment is a beautiful accent piece that adds that extra touch of elegance to their final farewell service. Red roses and mini carnations are eye-catching and bright arranged amongst white hydrangea, larkspur, snapdragons and Queen Anne's Lace. Tied together with a white grosgrain ribbon, this gorgeous bouquet is a lovely way to say goodbye to your beloved. Approximate Size: 20"h x 10"w $74.95


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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.

Tender Touch Standing Spray

Tender Touch Standing Spray Item No. S33-4513 The Tender Touch Standing Spray creates an elegant display of beauty and color to enhance their final tribute. Lavender gladiolus, Stargazer lilies, fuchsia carnations, purple larkspur, lavender Peruvian lilies, lavender chrysanthemums, sword fern fronds, emerald palm fronds and other assorted greens are gorgeously arranged to create a sophisticated standing spray. Displayed on a wire easel, this arrangement will add to the sophistication of their service with each fragrant bloom. Approximate Size: 48"h x 26"w $174.95


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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 Item No. T240-1A A dazzling display of patriotic red, white and blue flowers sends a silent yet poignant statement about hope, freedom and the strength to endure. This proud bouquet is a testament to life that is sure to be appreciated. A beautiful mix of all-American red, white and blue flowers such as hydrangea, roses, miniature carnations, snapdragons, chrysanthemums and more are perfectly arranged in a white urn. Approximate Size: 34 1/2" h x 30 1/2" w $159.95


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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.

Heavenly Scented Basket $69.95
Memories to Treasure $189.95
Enduring Peace Basket $79.95
Vivid Recollections $89.95

A selection of wreaths.

Splendor Wreath $249.95
Graceful Tribute Wreath $279.95
Ring of Friendship Wreath $249.95
Infinite Love $249.95

 

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. 

Little Angel $189.95
Cherished Friend Bouquet $69.95
Precious Heart Bouquet $79.95
Stately Lilies $184.95

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. 

Mixed flowers in a handled basket $84.95
In Loving Memory Arrangement $149.95
Loving Sympathy Basket $84.95
Pink and Lavender Basket $124.95

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.

Enduring Spirit Pothos Basket $59.95
The Schefflera Arboricola $94.95
Emerald Garden Basket $69.95
French Garden $64.95

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