Sympathy flowers are a heartfelt way to show someone that they are in your thoughts at a particularly difficult time. They are a beautiful substitute for the words that do not come easy at those sad moments. With flowers, you can always beautifully express your feelings. Flowers are one of the oldest tribute to the deceased ones. They add warmth to the funeral so that people can remember the life of the dead in a much brighter way. Some people choose to send flowers or a plant to the home immediately, while others prefer to wait a week or more. There are no established rules. One is sure - the sympathy flowers can be a very comforting reminder that friends and family are thinking of you during your loss.
Which flowers are appropriate for a funeral?
There is no doubt that flowers are an important part of a funeral service. Each flower expresses a different type of sentiments so sometimes it is hard to choose what type of flowers to use to pay condolence. One pivotal rule is to send all-white flower arrangements, funeral floral baskets, funeral stands or a funeral spray. But deciding what type of flowers to be arranged in the sympathy bouquet is a way more difficult. Here are some flowers traditionally used as sympathy flower arrangements.
The lilies are the most common sympathy flowers as the white lilies are the most used. They have a calming, peaceful quality and denote a return of innocence on the part of the deceased. The white stargazer lily is a symbol of sympathy.
Although roses are most commonly used as wedding flowers, they are appropriate sympathy flowers. Each colour rose has a slightly different meaning. They can be mixed in with other flowers or uses in a casket spray, standing spray, or wreath. The white roses symbolise spirituality, purity, and innocence. The red rose evokes love and grief. The yellow rose is often given by friends to show their bond. The rarer dark pink roses are used to express thankfulness to the lost one.
Carnations are widely used in arrangements of funeral wreaths and standing sprays with a combination with other flowers. Pink carnations mean remembrance, while with white ones people express love and innocence. Red carnations refer to admiration and respect.
The Chrysanthemum is associated with funerals. In some Asian countries, they consider it inappropriate to give this flower on any other occasion. White is the most commonly used, although other colours of chrysanthemum can also be used in funerals. The meaning of the flower varies across the globe but focuses on sympathy and honour. The colour of the flower plays a role as well. Red symbolizes love, white - innocence.
We appreciate the great importance of such sad occasions and our florists will do everything they can to ensure that your condolence flowers arrive on time. That is why our delivery service in London is available 24/7, with same day orders taken until 6 PM. You may also book our late night service by choosing the appropriate delivery option. For the rest of the UK, we operate a Tuesday to Saturday the delivery service of DPD.
How Flower Station Can Help With Sympathy Flowers
Flower Station assures that your funeral flowers have come straight from our flower growers in Holland. Our florists will prepare sympathy flower bouquet, sympathy flower wreaths, or sympathy flower basket with the use of the freshest of blooms. You can choose from the selection on our website or we can arrange them for you.
Do Flower Station deliver sympathy flowers outside of London?
Despite being one of the top-rated florists in London, we deliver fresh flowers to any address in the UK. We operate a Tuesday to Saturday delivery service with next day orders taken until 6 PM.
Where to send sympathy flowers?
Sympathy flowers are typically sent to the funeral home to be displayed during the services and at the funeral. You can also send flowers to the home of the bereaved to express condolences as soon as you hear for the death of their loved one.
When should I send sympathy flowers?
You can send sympathy flowers as soon as you hear of the death, but it is never too late. It would be fine even if you send sympathy flowers a couple of weeks later when things have calmed down, to remind the bereaved that you are thoughts are with them.
Can I include a personalised note with my flowers?
When making an order online you can type special message to be send with the sympathy flower, wreath or basket. You can contact us anytime in case of additional requirements.
What to write on message for sympathy flowers?
Composing a sympathy card isn’t easy. If you cannot decide what to write, keep it short and straightforward. You may choose one of the following messages: