If someone you know has recently lost a loved one, you might be wondering how best to be there for them during their time of grief. While expressing condolences through words can be a challenge, the simple act of sending flowers can mean so much. But knowing what kind of arrangement or plant to send can also be difficult, as there are so many to choose from. That’s why we’ve created this straightforward guide for what flowers are most appropriate for a funeral.
Traditionally, different flowers have different meanings and connotations. Here are some of the most appropriate flowers to send for a funeral.
Another thing to think about when it comes to funeral flowers is which type of arrangement to get. There are a few options that make appropriate choices for bringing to the funeral or sending to the mourners’ home:
It is typical in the United States to send flowers for a funeral, but it’s always a good idea to make sure that it is appropriate in the mourner’s culture. For example, it is generally inappropriate to send flowers to a Jewish or Islamic funeral. It’s also important to know what colors or types of flowers are culturally inappropriate so you don’t send the wrong message. Instead of calling the mourners to inquire, contact the funeral home or site of the religious service for advice.
Flowers can be a thoughtful addition to a funeral that shows your sympathy and respect. They add beauty and personal meaning for attendees and help those supporting the mourners express their sympathy. For professional funeral services in the Boston area, contact Hamel Lydon Chapel.