When faced with the loss of a friend or family member, choosing appropriate funeral flowers may seem a little confusing. To decide which flowers to send, you will need to consider your relationship to the deceased, as well as what types of arrangements you feel comfortable sending. But you need not worry, because the floral experts at Boyd’s Flowers are here to help you with every decision you need to make during this difficult time.
Traditional Flowers of Remembrance: Gladioli are known to signify strength, integrity, loyalty and remembrance – and have customarily been used in funeral flower arrangements. Their elongated, elegant stems are easily recognized. However, there are many other flowers which we utilize for beautiful sympathy arrangements. These include lilies, which denote innocence that has been restored to the soul; or red, pink or white carnations, which communicate admiration, remembrance and innocence, respectively. White roses stand for reverence, humility, and innocence and are also a popular choice.
The casket spray or urn floral design are traditionally chosen by the immediate family of the deceased. However, if you are aware of the color scheme or types of flowers they are using, you can order funeral florals to compliment their choice.
However, flower arrangements from extended family, friends, or colleagues are not required to match the family’s choices. In choosing what to send to the funeral home, you’ll want to decide if you want to send a formal arrangement (such as a standing spray, cross, or wreath) or a bouquet or floral basket. Formal arrangements however, should not be sent to the family residence- while bouquets and funeral baskets are appropriate for service or home. The Vibrant Fireside arrangement, featured above, extends warm condolences to the family of the deceased with bright jewel-toned roses, sunflowers and delphinium.
The floral team at Boyd’s Flowers is here to help you choose the most appropriate arrangement for this solemn time. We work with every funeral home in the greater Wilmington area, and are happy to assist with any arrangements. We are truly sorry for your loss.