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It can often be difficult for those mourning a death to put their feelings into words, Flowers can act as an expression of love, comfort, sympathy and respect. Flowers also create a background of warmth and beauty, adding to the dignity and consolation of the funeral service.
Below are some of the funeral flower arrangements;
Funeral wreaths can be breathtakingly beautiful. The circular shape of a funeral wreath, while hardly unique, is said to represent the circle of life, or eternal life in a religious setting. Wreaths make a great choice for funeral flower arrangements since they’re portable; they can easily be removed from the funeral home and brought to the gravesite to make both places more beautiful.
A cross is designed similarly to a funeral wreath, only it’s in the shape of a cross instead of a wreath. It’s a popular choice if the person who died was particularly religious.
These are stunning beautiful flowers that are cascaded across the top of a casket. Because this arrangement lies so close to the person who has died, casket sprays are often made of a certain flower (or two) that was particularly meaningful for them.
One of the most versatile funeral flower arrangements, a basket is the perfect way to honor someone who has died. Typical basket arrangements are composed of flowers that represent death or are common at funerals, like lilies or gladiolus. They can range in size from very large to very small, and are quite portable, too.
Types of Funeral Flowers
Wondering what types of buds to use on all those beautiful funeral flower arrangements? There’s more to it than you might think! While there aren’t many hard and fast rules (though there are some cultural guidelines to consider), there are certain flowers that are used more commonly than others at funerals.
The lily is one of the most common flowers that represent death. As such, you’d be hard-pressed to attend a funeral without seeing a lily. white lilies symbolize innocence, the rebirth of the soul, and purity.”
These florals are as inexpensive as they are pretty, which makes them the perfect choice for large floral displays that contain a variety of flowers. When it comes to carnations, white is symbolic of innocence, red is said to refer to love and admiration, and pink is the color of remembrance.
These tall flowers are great for sprays, where flowers of differing heights come together to create a visually stunning arrangement of sympathy flowers. These pretty flowers that come in a bunch of bright shades are said to indicate strength of character, a wonderful compliment to the person who has died.
One of the most popular flowers in the world, the rose certainly has a place among flowers that represent death. The deep red is symbolic of sorrow, and is often seen in funeral flower arrangements, along with white roses, which symbolize innocence.