Funeral Flower Types and Arrangements

natural funeral flowersBereft of a loved one, it is important during funerals to do things appropriately and respectfully. These times are usually difficult times for the family and as a friend of the family, flowers are an appropriate medium of showing sympathy. The atmosphere at a funeral is full of intense and deep emotions, and one way to honour both the dead and the family of the dead is by gifting flowers.

Except of course, the person who passed away had love for a certain kind of flower, it can be difficult to choose the type. Whichever way, when you go to visit a bereaved family, you should never go empty handed.

Carrying along natural funeral flowers or plants shows that you sympathize with them, and they will very much appreciate that.

Popular Natural Funeral Flowers You Might Consider

  • Lilies

White lilies are highly popular funeral flowers, especially in funeral homes, giving that rather distinctive fragrance. They represent calmness, sereneness and harmony.

  • Carnations

All carnations – pink, red, white – can last for a very long time. So, it is not surprising as they are quite usually used to convey a message of remembrance, love and innocence, and respect.

  • Chrysanthemums

Also known as mums, these flowers are highly popular in many European countries where they are exclusively used as natural funeral flowers. makes them readily available, alongside all kinds of funeral flowers in natural forms.

They symbolize grief and death, but coming from a loved one shows that you share the grieving family’s sympathy and pain and that you are there to encourage and offer support.

  • Forget-me-nots

A perfect way to show the family of the deceased that his or her memories will live on forever. The name of the flower tells it all. Forget-me-nots symbolize deep remembrance and ingrained memories of the deceased.

  • Gladiolus

The origin of the word is Latin, meaning “sword”. It shares its sentiments with ancient Roman gladiators who displayed incredible feats of strength and courage. In the same way, gifting this flower to the family of the deceased symbolizes strength and integrity.

Funeral Flower Arrangements

While gifting flowers is important and appropriate, they should also be arranged depending on how you want to display and give them. You do not need to know all types of flowers fit for occasions such as this. However, when beautifully arranged, flowers are well appreciated.

Also, when arranging flowers, it is good to consider whether they will be sent to the family in which case they will be sympathy flowers or used alongside the coffin which will be funeral flowers.

There are different types of funeral flower arrangements.

  • Baskets

Baskets can be delivered to the bereaved family directly, and they are made such that they can last for a long time. They can also be placed on the coffins or by the side of the grave. Most times However, basket arrangements are used as sympathy flowers for the family of the deceased to place on their table or anywhere in the house.

  • Sprays

Spray arrangements are usually conspicuously done to be placed on the coffins. That is why they are notoriously called “coffin toppers”. There is no limit to the sizes that can be made. They can cover the entire length of the coffins or just a particular segment.

  • Wreaths

All natural funeral flowers can fit with wreath arrangements. They are made circular and beautifully arranged. Almost all kinds of sympathy or funeral flowers can be arranged into wreaths to pay tribute to the dead or condolences to the family of the deceased.