What To Know About Sending Funeral Flowers

Funeral flowers are a thoughtful and meaningful gesture to send to the family of those who have recently lost a loved one. It shows your support, comforts those who are grieving, and brightens up the home or funeral visitation during a sad time. When it comes to choosing the right flowers for a funeral, it can be overwhelming as there are tons of flowers to choose from. Choosing flowers that are meaningful to the deceased person and appropriate for a funeral is important. Many people send flowers to those who have lost a loved one, so choosing a bouquet that stands out from the others is important! Learn below some commonly asked questions about sending funeral flowers and what you need to know to select a sincere bouquet for the family!

What Types of Flowers Are Appropriate For A Funeral?

DFor choosing flowers appropriate for a funeral, you must decide whether to do a standing bouquet, wreath, or other arrangement. Funeral wreaths are a beautiful touch to a funeral and casket viewing and can be designed in different shapes and sizes. Local florists can craft a stunning design with the choice of your flowers or their suggestions for the arrangement. Whether you choose a wreath or another small or large bouquet, selecting flowers appropriate for a funeral is best. Popular funeral flowers include a combination of:

  • Lilies
  • Chrysanthemums
  • Hydrangeas
  • Carnations
  • Orchards
  • Hyacinth
  • Tulips
  • Roses
  • And More

Most flowers are meaningful and safe to choose for a funeral, and once combined with other types, they make for a beautiful and uplifting bouquet for a difficult time!

Can Sympathy Flowers Be Colorful?

Many people are afraid to give sympathy flowers that are too colorful during a dark time, which is the right thing to do! Sending flowers with a pop of color will brighten up a sad time for grieving people. No rules are set in stone for picking specific colors for funeral flowers. Most people play it safe by choosing soft whites, neutrals, and lavenders, but any color is meaningful and thoughtful for those who need it most. 

Can I Send A Gift Other Than Flowers?

Many people may think flowers are overdone, even though they are a traditional gesture to a grieving family. Luckily nowadays, there are many options for sending families a thoughtful gift. If you choose not to send flowers, there are a few options you can consider! Sending a care basket with all thoughtful things such as candles, blankets, books, and other simple gestures that will warm up and brighten up a grieving family's home is always a good idea. Also, making food, sending gift cards, or offering to help them out during this challenging time is an unforgettable gift to give. Flowers may seem overdone, so if they are not your thing, being creative and giving something else is just as thoughtful! 

Funeral & Cremation Services in Quincy, MA

For funerals, burial, cremation, and other memorial services for a loved one, contact Hamel-Lydo in Quincy, MA. We help families in Quincy and surrounding Massachusetts give their loved ones a service as unique as life! We know these times are hard, so if you have any questions about our services or how we can help, we are here for you. Call us at 617-472-5888 or click to send flowers to families who need them most. 

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