Funeral flowers are a touching way to pay tribute to a loved one’s life and a lovely way to offer support and love to those left behind. Arreglos florales are as wonderful as memorials, and there are various varieties to choose from to communicate your feelings, but for now, let’s concentrate on coffin flowers.
Flowers for the Casket
Casket flowers are lovely arrangements that sit on the casket. The close family, such as the kids, spouse, siblings, or parents, traditionally chooses them. Relatives and close friends select wreaths, pillows, hearts, and other tributes, while friends and coworkers select sprays or sheaf arrangements, if correct decorum is followed.
Casket sprays come in two varieties.
- Half-casket spray – This spray is designed for half-open casket services, with the arrangement placed on the bottom half of the casket.
- Complete casket spray – The full casket spray covers the entire length of the coffin in a closed casket.
There is no etiquette for choosing casket arrangements, but a basic rule of thumb is that the size of the arrangement should reflect your relationship with the deceased. The greater the arrangement, the closer the family is to the deceased.
Casket Spray Flower Selection
Flowers for the casket spray are a personal preference. You might want to choose blossoms that were known to be the deceased’s favorites, in colors they liked, or based on the meanings they represent. There is no wrong or right in this situation.
You can also select from the most popular funeral options. Here are a few of them, along with their meanings:
Roses – Roses come in a variety of colors and are frequently used in floral coffin designs. White represents purity and innocence, while red represents grief or sorrow.
Lilies – Lilies are a symbol of innocence and tranquility. Although they exist in a number of hues, most people favor white lilies for casket sprays, such as this one.
Chrysanthemums – Mums symbolize sorrow, well-wishes, and loyalty at funerals. Mums in white are particularly indicative of sadness in Asian cultures.
Carnations – White carnations, such as those used in this coffin ornamentation, represent pure love and purity; pink blossoms are frequently purchased by the deceased’s mother as a symbol of mother’s love; and purple represents mourning.
Orchids – Traditional orchid colors of pink and white are used to communicate sympathy and are thought to signify eternal love. Orchids such as phalaenopsis and dendrobium are commonly used as sympathy flowers.
Gladioli – Gladioli are tall and stately flowers that represent character strength, moral integrity, and sincerity.
Send Flowers to Send A Message
Flowers, in addition to your presence and good words, are a lovely way to express what’s on your mind. Send a floral arrangement to a wake, funeral, or church service. Consider delivering flowers to the bereaved family’s house a few weeks after the services have ended, just to let them know you’re thinking of them.